Member of Olde Redding Battery and Reading Minutemen and Militia

Published January 30, 2020

READING — Charles “Charlie” I. Peacock, 78, a resident of Reading for 48 years, formerly of Malden, died January 18, 2020 at the Winchester Hospital after a brief illness.

Charlie was born in Everett, Mass. on June 24, 1941, the son of the late Charles E. and Clara (Hunt) Peacock. Charlie worked for Gray’s Towing in Reading and several years for Johnson’s Hardware store in Reading. He was a longtime member of the Reading Minutemen and Militia and the Olde Redding Battery. He also served on the board of directors for the Parker Tavern. He enjoyed many years of having coffee with his friends at the Hot Spot.

Charlie was the beloved husband of 57 years to Elaine K. (Videan) Peacock. He was the dear father of Diane E. Wilson and her husband David of Reading and William C. Peacock and his wife Mary of Billerica. He was the loving brother of Charlotte Garbarino of Malden, Carole Garbarino of North Reading, and Clifford Peacock and Claire Hansen, both of Burlington. He was the loving grandfather of Victoria and Jonathan Wilson of Reading and Michael Peacock of Stoneham.

His funeral service was held on Saturday, January 25 at the First Congregational Church, 25 Woburn St., Reading. Burial followed at Wood End Cemetery in Reading. Visiting hours were held Friday, January 24 at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St., Reading.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Charlie’s memory to the Reading Antiquarian Society, 103 Washington St., Reading, MA 01867.