Douglas J. Peavey – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Douglas J. Peavey, 73, of Madison entered into rest Thursday, November 1, 2012 at UAB in Birmingham surrounded by his family.

He was born March 13, 1939 in Belleville, Alabama to Vonnie Neal and Annie Maude Merrille Peavey. He was a member of Meek Baptist Church in Arley, Alabama. He retired from Redstone Arsenal as a computer systems administrator. He was a member of the Rocket City Harley Club and he enjoyed reading, boating and Alabama football.

Visitation will be Monday, November 5, 2012 at Meek Baptist Church in Arley from 12:30-2pm, where services will be held at 2pm. Burial will be in Meek Cemetery in Arley. Reverend Thomas Hyche will officiate.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Peavey will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2pm at First Baptist Church, Madison, Alabama.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rebecca Peavey; daughters, Lynn Dianne Southgate and her husband Edward, Anne Carolyn Peavey; he was Papa to 2 grandchildren, Taylor Douglas Southgate, Parker Royce Southgate; nieces, Michele (Mark) Hanshaw, Bailey Peterson, Ramsey Tate; nephews, Michael Henderson, Ryan Howard, Barton Tate, Caleb Fleming and Austin Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vonnie Neal and Annie Maude Peavey; sister, Gwendolyn Peavey Kloster; and brother, Harold Merrille Peavey.

In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

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