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Former County Commissioner James Peacock dies at 83

James E. Peacock, 83, of Chattahoochee, a lifelong resident of the area and a Gadsden County commissioner from 1988 to 1996, died peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side last Thursday.

Peacock was a veteran of the U.S. Army, who worked as manager of the Quincy and Chattahoochee Auto Parts stores. He retired after 25 years of service in the auto parts industry.

Family and friends say he loved his community, and enjoyed fishing and golfing as much as possible. He treasured all children and his family dearly.

He was said to have a great sense of humor, a love for all people and he never met a stranger he didn’t look out for. He will be deeply missed by his family and the many friends he made throughout the years.

“Commissioner Peacock was a dedicated public servant who was a leader within his community for many years,” said current County Commissioner Gene Morgan, who knew Peacock well. “He enjoyed helping others and did it with a great attitude and healthy sense of humor.”

“More importantly, he was someone who always offered me and so many others an encouraging word or smile at just the right time; advice if asked and always had a good joke to ease folks through their day,” Morgan continued. “He was a unique person and genuine friend who will be missed.”

By Randall Lieberman