|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1927|
|Death: ||May 5, 2012|
San Diego County
Robey grew up in the area of Ewing, Lewis County, Missouri. His parents were Charles F Peacock and Anke Janssen. His father resisted the efforts by Robey to enlist in the military service for many months but finally relented and signed permission forms for him to enlist in August of 1945 at the age of 17.
Robey enlisted in the U.S. Navy at Springfield, Illinois and completed recruit training at the Great Lakes Training Center. Following boot camp he served at Camp Perry, Williamsburg, Virginia where he attained the rank of Seaman Second Class.
He served at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia from April 1946 to January 1947 and next served aboard the USS PAWCATUCK for two years.
From 1949 to 1953 he served aboard the USS PRAIRIE, rapidly advancing to the rank of Boatswain's Mate First Class by November 1953. He also attended Divers School while attached to the "Prairie".
A two year hitch at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas preceded his assignment to the USS GRAPPLE in January 1956. He attended Scuba Divers School before leaving the "Grapple" in 1957, next landing a position at Service Craft Unit Four, in Sasebo, Japan, in June of 1959.
On 16 November 1960 he was advanced to Chief Boatswain's Mate (Acting) while serving at the U.S. Naval Air Station, in North Island, California.
July 1961 found him back at Sasebo, Japan serving with Mobile Support Unit Three, until 1962. In January 1963 he was assigned to Staff, Commander Service Squadron One. Later that year he received his permanent appointment to Chief Boatswain's Mate.
Robey received the following medals and ribbons:
Navy Good Conduct Medal (5th Award)
World War II Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal (Korean Conflict)
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Robey Tully Peacock received his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy on 5 June 1964.
Family was very important to Robey and he maintained contact with all his siblings that had remained living in Lewis County, Missouri as well as most of his many nieces and nephews.
He married twice.
First to Garnetta Easton in 1950. They had twin offspring; Robey Jr. and Chequita.
Second, in 1963, he married Helen Irene Hall in Las Vegas, with whom he lived out his life in San Diego.
Charles Ferdinand Peacock (1890 - 1963)
Anke Telletta Janssen Peacock (1897 - 1987)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, California by the U. S. Navy following a memorial service.
Created by: Jim Almquist
Record added: Aug 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95305094
1st cousin 1 time removed. I am so glad you finally got in touch with me before it was to late. Lots of memories for me & Jim.|
Added: Feb. 27, 2014
RIP Robey. America needs more patriots like you.I am proud to have known you as I'm sure your 3rd great grandfather, Neal "Robert" Peacock, who fought in the War of the Revolution with George Washington.|
Added: Aug. 13, 2012