Jeffrey Thomas Peacock, of Horn Lake, Miss., formerly of Hopkinsville, died Saturday August 14, 2021 at the University of Louisville Trauma Center in Louisville.
He is survived by his mother, Nita Peacock, of Hopkinsville, his wife, Teri Peacock, his sons Joshua Peacock and Travis Peacock, his son-in-love Les Madden and daughter-in-love Beth Madden, and eight grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held August 19, 2021, at the Temple Israel Cemetery, followed by a public memorial service on the same day at Temple Israel, both in Memphis, Tenn.
Jeff was born in Pittsburg, Kan., to Thomas H. Peacock and Juanita Peacock. He was a graduate of Austin Peay State University, with degrees in Technical Theater and Communications. Jeff was a charter member of the Pennyrile Players Community Theater and appeared in or provided technical direction for over 100 productions.
Jeff attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, and Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tenn. He was in leadership in many capacities and congregations throughout his adult years, and loved the study of biblical texts, Hebrew, and the Land of Israel. He and Teri opened their home together to many people throughout the years as a safe haven of welcome, fellowship, study, and friendship.
Jeff had a keen sense of readiness to serve people in distress, and he was a trained Emergency Responder for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. He served with distinction as supervisor and manager for McKesson and was integral to the safe and secure global distribution of pharmaceuticals in response to the worldwide Covid pandemic, even at the expense of temporary relocation out-of-state. He was awarded the Kentucky Colonel title in 2021 by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of his excellence related to the vaccine distribution.
Jeff was well known for his sense of humor. One of the most common remembrances among his friends is “Jeff Peacock always made me smile.”
Jeff loved God, family, his fellowman and his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats. But the greatest joy of his life was his children and each one of his eight grandchildren. If you ever had a free hour, you could ask him about his family, and he would gladly fill that hour showing you pictures while telling you about “my boys” and “my grands.”
Jeff helped many people with a hand up as friend, teacher, mentor, coworker, encourager, and organizer. His loss is deeply mourned by family, friends, and coworkers alike, and the memories of his integrity, skills, humor, perseverance, intelligence, and kindness continue to sustain and comfort those he knew.