John Colon Peavy

Published 9:19 am Monday, October 12, 2020

Funeral services for Mr. John Colon Peavy will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Brookhaven Funeral Home (894 Natchez Drive) in Brookhaven, MS, at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia, MS. Rev. Glenn Martin will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will also be at Brookhaven Funeral Home on the same day from 11 a.m. until time of the service at 1 p.m.

Mr. Peavy, 92, passed from this life on October 8, 2020. He was born in Sontag, MS, on March 28, 1928, to Colon Crawford Peavy and Izetta Harrison Peavy. In 1946, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for 21 years. He married Rebecca Noe of Columbia, MS, in 1952 and had one daughter, Evelyn Peavy.

In the U.S. Air Force, he served for 10 years as a jet fighter mechanic, then was promoted to officer and served another 10 years as an aircraft maintenance officer responsible for 100 F4 Phantom II jet fighters, with over 800 men under his command. During his Air Force career, he was stationed in Eniwetok Atoll in the South Pacific; Greenville and Biloxi, Mississippi; San Antonio, Texas; South Carolina; Illinois; Florida; and England. His last post was in Tampa, Florida, at MacDill AFB, where he retired as a captain with 21 years of service.

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He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rebecca Noe Peavy; and his daughter, Evelyn Peavy, of Brookhaven; his beloved sister, Ruth Peavy Merritt, of Columbia, MS, and Destin, Florida; his younger sister, Beth Peavy Barnes (Stan), and nephews, Collin Peavy, Rob Banes, Scott Banes, Matt Banes and Micah Banes, of Texas; his sister, Marie Peavy Liebold (Bill), and nephews Erik and Kevin Liebold, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; his brother-in-law, G. Harold Noe, of Meridian, MS; and nephew, David Noe, of Tampa, Florida. He had many cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister, Donice Peavy Carter; his brother, Leroy Peavy; nephew, Michael Peavy; and brothers-in-law, Sam Carter and Nelson Merritt.

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