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Melvin Taylor Peacock
September 23, 1941 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Melvin Taylor Peacock, 82, of Hillsboro, Texas, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro.
Melvin was born September 23, 1941, on his grandfather's farm north of Whitney to Woodrow and Lois Peacock. He grew up and attended school in Whitney. He married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne Barnes, in 1958, and they were married for 32 years until her death on March 28, 1990. The couple had three wonderful children: Teresa Lynn, Tony Ray and Steven Melvin. On September 14, 1991, Melvin married a loving and caring lady, Janell Holder, and inherited another wonderful son, Brian.
Over the years, Melvin owned many businesses in Hillsboro and the surrounding areas. Civic involvement was also important to him, and he served on the Hillsboro ISD Board of Trustees and as a member of the Hillsboro Optimist Club, among other organizations.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Lois; his first wife, Jeanne; and grandparents, Wiley Melvin and Mattie Foushee and Z.T. and Cornie Peacock.
He is survived by: his wife, Janell; one brother, Kenneth Peacock; four children - Teresa Copeland and husband David of Joshua, Tony Peacock and wife Katrina of Laguna Park, Steven Peacock and wife Cathy of Whitney and Brian Young and wife Teresa of Waco; grandchildren - Shannon Cottongame of Whitney, Matt Peacock and wife Angela of Whitney, Caylor Copeland and wife Chelsea of Burleson, Blanton (Papa's buddy) Copeland of Joshua, Sadie Peacock of Wylie (named after her grandma, Sadie Jean "Jeanne"), Jacob Peacock and wife Kaylea of Abilene, Mikayla Young of Waco, Garrett Young of Alaska, Mason Young of Waco, Graci Young of Waco and Luci Young of Waco; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law - Vivian Gafford and Alta Niemeyer; and four special people in his life, Dudley, Jan and Clay Grayson and Bob Thrush.
In a brief biography that Melvin left us, he wrote that his life was very blessed with a loving family. He added, "If anyone here today doesn't believe in Jesus, you should witness the birth of a child. I am looking forward to seeing all of you again. All my love, Melvin."
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hill County Paw Pals in Melvin’s memory.