John Kevin Peacock, 72, of Manchester, NJ, passed away on April 10, 2014, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ. Born in the Bronx, NY, on November 7, 1941, he moved his family in 1976 to Lakewood, where he served as a dedicated volunteer fireman for Reliance Hose Co. #4. He lived there for 20 years, later moving to Point Pleasant Beach for 10 years and finally to Leisure Knoll in Manchester in 2006.
Kevin served in the US Air Force for 12 years and NJ Air National Guard for 10 years, retiring as Master Sergeant. He was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and a National Defense Service Medal.
He retired from Lucent Technologies in 2004, and most recently worked part time for the Home Depot in Neptune. Kevin also was a member of the Manasquan ELKS. He loved and enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening, and reading Scottish history. Most of all, Kevin loved his family. Both Kevin and Carol often could be heard saying that they were the best thing to happen to each other. He will be greatly missed.
Kevin is survived by his devoted wife Carol Peacock, his loving daughter Colleen Peacock, son Stephen Peacock and his wife Jen, and his two cherished granddaughters, Julia and Quinn. He is also survived by his brother Owen Peacock and his wife Helena, his sister Eileen O'Connell and her husband Joseph, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759, on Monday April 14, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Services will begin at the Funeral Home on Tuesday April 15, at 9:00am, and then to Saint John's Church 619 Chestnut St. Lakehurst, where at 10 am a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Interment to follow, with Military Honors at the Brig. Gen. WC Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. Please visit www.andersoncampbellmanchester.com
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