He was a great-grandson of Charles and Isabella Peacock who established the Peacock Inn in Coconut Grove in 1882. He was the son of Arthur S. Peacock, Sr. and Maude B. Peacock. He grew up in the Roads section of Miami and graduated from Miami Senior High School in 1954. After graduation he pursued a career in banking at the First National Bank. He served in the Air Force at Homestead Air Force Base during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1962, he moved to New York where he worked for the Bank of New York on Park Avenue, and later, on Wall Street. Returning to Miami in 1970, he worked at the Coconut Grove Bank for 14 years, where he retired as a Sr. Vice-President, heading the Installment Loan Department.
In retirement, he lived in Fort McCoy, FL until 2005, and then moved to Palm Bay. He traveled extensively in the US and Europe and spent summers in Jefferson, NC at his summer home. True to his Peacock heritage, Arthur was never happier than when he was a host or entertaining guests in his home. He had many friends worldwide, some of whom he maintained contact with for over forty years. Among these are Joseph A. DiCarlo, Palm Bay, FL; Richard G. Frow, Ocala, FL; Malcolm McAllister, III, Wellington, FL and Jorge Mercado, Palm Bay, FL. He is also survived by a sister, Barbara Carlson, Atlanta, GA; three nieces, Barbara Ann Ruff, Weston, FL, Cinda Lee Heater and Michell Ell.
The epitaph on his grave site in Fort McCoy in words chosen by him reads as follows:
“Stranger as You Pass By; As You are Now, So Once Was I. As I am Now, You Soon Must Be. Prepare Yourselves to Follow Me.”
A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are providing services to the Peacock Family.