Arthur “A.J.” Peacock

Published 5:11 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mr. Arthur “A.J.” Peacock, Jr., 82, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Mobile.

Mr. Peacock was a native and lifelong resident of Little Rock, Ala. Mr. Peacock was a lifetime member of the Millwright Local #2471 from Pensacola, Fla., former Escambia County Constable, owner of the Little Rock Store and founder of the Little Rock Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Peacock was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mrs. Lucille Peacock of Little Rock; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Don Gordon of Little Rock and a granddaughter, Dr. Amber Gordon, and Mr. F. Bradford Butler of Birmingham.

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Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at the First Baptist Church of Atmore, with the Rev. Arnold Hendrix and the Rev. James E. Dukes Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery on Butler Street.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Reynolds, Ray Singleton, Don Fischer, Lee Roy Peacock, Melvin Byrd and Winston Byrd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Jernigan, Steve Breceda, Bobby Wooten, Aubrey Peacock, David Smith, Billy Smith and Daryl Johnson.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC, is in charge of all arrangements.