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Jody Peak, Jr, "Chief", 79 of Atkins, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at his home in Atkins, Arkansas. He was born March 8, 1942 in Atkins, Arkansas to Edmond Joe Peak, Sr and Virginia Love Fletcher Peak.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his long time companion, Dena Holloway.
He is survived by Son, Joe Peak III & wife Tammy Peak; grandchildren, Kelsey Jo Alvey & husband Reed; Katie Latham & husband Colten; Kallie Peak & Cody & children, Hadlei & Bryker; great-grandchildren, Lincoln & Harper Latham; siblings, Carolyn Vance & Bobby, Paula Goines & Buddy; first wife, Mary Peak; honorary son, Brock Spear and a host of close friends and other family.
Jody was of the Methodist faith. He was best known for operating heavy equipment. He began Peak Crane Rental in 1978 when he purchased his first 25 ton crane. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 382. He made many friends through his work and loved helping others. He worked in Alaksa in his early years and even traveled to Vietnam to assemble a crane. When he wasn't digging, dragging or hauling, he enjoyed spending his time at Jose's cafe with his friends.
His visitation will be 6-8 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Russellville Family Funeral. The Graveside Funeral service will be 2pm Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Atkins City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.
Pallbearers will be Howard Gibson, Buddy Goines, Jerry Don Barrett, Jim Peak, Wyatt Harvill, Tyler James.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dewey Holsted, James David Peak, Jackie Ferguson, Wayne Fletcher, Mike Fletcher.
Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .
Thank you everyone for the kind words. He was a great man and will be truly missed.
Kelsey Jo Peak Alvey Nov 24 2021 5:01 PM
So sorry to hear of Jody passing. He was one of a kind man and always willing to help me. He was the first person to ever fly the creature bull at my rodeos years ago. He just smiled at this idea when we talked about it. I also ran his small cranes for him at the paper mill and was always glad to see him with a big ol grin on his face every day. Just saw him the other day at the cafe in atkins. I will miss you Jody Peak.
Mark Tucker Nov 21 2021 2:32 PM
Sorry for the family's lost, he was a great man. Praying for the family's comfort.
John Moore Nov 20 2021 8:18 PM
So sorry for your loss Joe 111.your dad was a great man!prayers for you and your family.
Terri Wright abad Nov 20 2021 7:54 PM
Kelsey,Reed and Family I am so sorry to hear of your Grandfather's passing, I have heard you talk about him and how much you loved him. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
Jo E. Alvey Nov 20 2021 1:36 PM
Joe 3, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a good guy. My prayers are for you & your family.
Kristin Graves-Burris Nov 19 2021 10:37 PM
So sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
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Jeffrey D Duvall Nov 19 2021 9:32 PM