James “Jim” Abbott Peavy Jr.

Published 8:25 am Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home for James “Jim” Abbott Peavy Jr., 77, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., who died on Wednesday, June 3, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., surrounded by his three sons. Graveside
services will be held immediately after the visitation. He will be interred with his parents and grandparents at Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville.

Jim was born Jan. 30, 1943, in Greenville to James Abbot Peavy Sr. and Hazel Duncan Peavy, both of Greenville. He was a proud graduate of the University of Alabama, a combat decorated United States Air Force Fighter Weapons Systems Officer (F-4) retired from Eglin, Air Force Base, and a small business owner in the local area for more than 30 years. He had deep ties to the Fort Walton Beach, Fla. community and had been an active member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach and the Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his three sons, James Brent Peavy, Patrick Clifford Peavy and his wife, Jen, and Christopher Lee Peavy and his wife, Sarah, who are expecting Jim’s first grandchild in October to be named Hazel Rose; two sisters, Signa Simpson and Merry Petitti (Pete); brother, Alan Peavy (Debbie), as well as a large happy extended family of nieces and nephews.

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to Hope Matters (Hopematters.com), a local organization that supports Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers.