David Milton Peek – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Funeral service for David Milton Peek, age 71, of Decatur will be today, October 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church Sanctuary with Reverend Gary Formby officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be in Decatur City Cemetery.

David died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born March 16, 1942, in Decatur to Lorraine Poole Peek and Milton Aaron Peek. He was a 1960 graduate of Decatur High School and obtained a Bachelor’s in Business from the University of Alabama in 1964. He then joined his father in business at Peek Olds-Cadillac-Nissan of Decatur. On August 14, 1965, he married Linda Clark of Limestone County and they had three children.

David owned and operated Peek Olds-Cadillac-Nissan until 1992. As a lifelong resident of Decatur, his love and appreciation of the Tennessee River led to the development of New Town Landing, where he raised his family from 1984 until 1998. His appreciation for the river also led to the joint venture development of Brickyard Landing Marina and Condominiums. He continued with the growth of the city he loved by developing part of his family’s farm which is now The Farm Subdivision in southwest Decatur, and the current location of Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church. As an avid fisherman, he enjoyed sharing his passion for fishing with his children and grandsons. He also shared his wife’s love of helping others through his support of PACT and other local charities.

David was a member of Central Baptist Church of Decatur, and attended Central United Methodist Church with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Clark Peek; his children, Dalinda Willis (Pete), Melissa Penley (Jamie) and David Peek Jr. (Kate), all of Decatur; and six grandsons, Buck Thomas, William Penley, Harris Penley, Lane Willis, Mills Peek and Charlie Peek (born October 15th).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PACT – Parents and Children Together, Central United Methodist Church of Decatur or a favorite charity .

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