Ronald David Peacock, Sr, age 58, accepted his call home in the early hours of January 31st, 2021. Although his passing was unexpected, he always understood that God’s timeline, and His will, are His alone. He was not a selfish man, and accepted life as it came.
Ronnie was born on June 11,1962 in Grand Rapids to the late Dorothy Mae Peacock and James Anthony Peacock. He accepted Christ at an early age at the True Light Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He later joined The Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church (Grand Rapids) where he served faithfully for nearly 20 years, building, singing, and playing the bass guitar!
After graduating high school, Ronnie served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, which strengthened his principals and resolve in being a man to care for his family. The sacrifices Ronnie made for his family were persistent, even in his final days, he continued to care for his loved ones, teaching and advising. He always put family first. Ronnie was a heavy equipment operator for 36 years and loved what he did. In 1994 he moved his family from Grand Rapids to Dayton, Ohio in pursuit of better work opportunity. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family, without complaint, and regardless the cost. Toward the end of his career, he moved from Dayton to Columbus where he later obtained his certification for crane operating and found a new passion and a new challenge. When he undertook a task, it was a 'mission' for him! He would never do anything half-heartedly, but always gave his all. With anything that he undertook, he rose to the task, and became great at what he did.
Ronnie loved riding motorcycles and spent countless hours tinkering with his firearms. He was an avid rider and had hopes of riding the 4 corners of the United States with his life long friend. In his younger days, Ronnie loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his family. He valued tradition, food, and the company of loved ones. He enjoyed the little things and always knew how to forge a memory, regardless of the occasion. His lightheartedness was irresistible and he could never pass up a good laugh, or a bad joke. He loved to poke fun and tease people that he loved and the strength of his character will endure.
If he could offer any final advice, we know it would be this; do right and right will follow you.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his brother Donnie Peacock and brother-in-law Jimmy Braxton
As his spirit departs, he leaves behind, encouraged by his life and his love, a longtime loving companion: Elonda Duncan. Four children: Felicia Jean Hill (Derek), Dr. Ronald David Peacock, Jr. (Alicia), Cherise Danielle Peacock, Veronica Nicole Peacock. 4 grandchildren Kashad, Trinity, Crystal and Ayana. And 3 siblings, Mark Peacock (Joanne), Anthony Peacock and Gloria Braxton.
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