Charlie Calvin Peavey
Charlie Calvin Peavey
  • October 1, 1930 - November 13, 2017
  • Longwood, Florida

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PEAVEY, CHARLIE CALVIN, 87 years of age, of Longwood, Florida passed away Monday afternoon, November 13, 2017. He was born in Wheeler County, Georgia, on October 1, 1930, the firstborn of Andrew Lewis Peavey (Wheeler County, Georgia) and Mary Mae Robinson Peavey (Alexander City, Alabama). At the age of 8 years the family moved to Winter Garden, Florida where Charlie was raised. He graduated from Lakeview High School – Class of 1948, and played the Clarinet in the Marching Band. At 12 years of age Charlie began in the work arena and would continue to work for 68 years finally retiring for the last time at 80 years of age – one of his first jobs was working in a grocery store in Winter Garden, he would go on to be a lifeguard at the Winter Garden City Pool, a swimming instructor and also teaching infant swimming. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1951 to 1959, stationed in San Diego, California. He worked for Sears, Roebuck in California, retiring in 1980. Upon returning to Florida (Longwood) in 1980, he began another career shortly thereafter with Martin Marietta (later named Lockheed Martin Company) as a Test Equipment Engineer. While there he began many wonderful friendships with many lasting the remainder of his life – he really enjoyed the people he worked with and treasured their friendship.

One of Charlie’s favorite passions was the call of the ‘one-armed bandits’ – he loved to play the slot machines – his favorite place to go was Las Vegas (Nevada). He and Diana enjoyed several roadtrips out west with the main destination being Vegas and also getting together with family out there who he thought the world of. Another passion was flying, he loved to fly private planes and had a private pilot license for several years.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Diana Weaver Peavey, Longwood, Florida. His mother-in-law: Daroles Crawford Weaver (Winter Garden, FL) His children: Robert (Bob) Andrew Peavey, Longwood, FL; Charles Eugene Peavey (Ruth Ann Lechtanski Peavey), Deltona, FL and Bonnie Sharmae Peavey Cleberg (Kenneth Alan Cleberg), DeBary, FL. His grandchildren: Jonathon Corey Stewart (California); Megan Cherie Stewart (Loma Linda, CA); and Robert (Rob) Newton (Pensacola, FL); Susanne Rittenour (Deltona, FL); Jason Rittenour (Jackie) (Deltona, FL); and Anthony (Tony) Michael Peavey (Amber Rose), Deltona, FL; Tyler Charles Cleberg (Eustis, FL); His great-grandchildren: Avery Lara (Loma Linda, CA); Wyatt Stewart (California); Charlie Paige Peavey (Orlando, FL);

Ronan Eric Wimberley; Dallas Parker Peavey; Hayley Frances Peavey; and Cameron Thomas Peavey (all of Deltona, FL). His sister-in-laws: Glenda Crawford Peavey (Longwood, FL); Sherri Weaver Waldman (John), (Sunbury, OH); and Linda Creech Peavey (Samson, AL) His nephews: Steven Peavey (Laura) (Apopka, FL); Mitchell Peavey (Karen) (Orlando, FL) Rodney Peavey (Dosha) (Slocomb, AL); David Kouvelos (Alabama) Brian Skipper (Michelle) (Winter Garden, FL); and Michael Skipper (Heidi) (Newport News, VA) His nieces: Tammy Peavey Henderson (Pat) (Alabama) Tina Peavey Crews (Andrew) (Alabama) Samantha Waldman Warner (Kelly) (Sarasota, FL); and Heather “Rusty” Ann Waldman Lewis (David) (Bexley, OH) And many more Uncles, Aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents: Andrew Lewis Peavey and Mary Mae Robinson Peavey (Winter Garden, FL); His first wife Norma Jean Mossbarger Peavey (Longwood, FL); His brothers: Billie Eugene Peavey (Longwood, FL); and Everett Lewis Peavey (Samson, AL);

His niece: Cynthia Peavey Kouvelos (Alabama)

Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation or friends will be help on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 10:a.m.:30a.m. at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home 428 East Plant Street Winter Garden, FL 34787. Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 12:30p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Winter Garden Cemetery 13636 Lake Butler Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787.