AsDorothy (Dottie) Louise Peacock, 89 yrs of age, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:15 pm at Clermont Health and Rehabilitation in Clermont, FL, after years of struggling with Parkinson’s Disease.
She was the daughter of Gladys and Arnold Rhoden of Lake Buffum, FL. She was born July 9, 1930 and graduated from Bartow High School. She was married to Huey Eugene Peacock; together they had 3 children.
Dorothy was active in Brownies and Girl Scouts in Bartow, FL. She and her husband were bowlers and enjoyed fishing and playing cards with family and friends.
She became a cosmetologist before the family moved to Cocoa Beach, FL. She later taught Cosmetology in Orlando, FL. She and her husband returned to Polk County where she owned & operated two beauty salons of her own. When her husband Gene passed in 1989, she was employed by Disney and did hair and make-up for Disney Parades and video shoots. She loved her work. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2016.
She is survived by her son Robert Arnold Peacock, and his wife Sandika; her daughter, Gladys (Gay) Ann Bleakney of Indialantic, FL; her sister Doris Moore of Arcadia, FL; her brother Lewis Cordes Rhoden of Fort Meade, FL and sister-in-law Ruthy Rhoden, wife of Arnold Rhoden Jr. in Bartow, FL. Eight of her grandchildren who were a big part of her life as well as 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, a daughter, Eugenia Louise Smith, a sister Mary Margaret Rhoden of Frostproof Fl. sister Dora Rhoden Skipper of Auburndale, FL., her brother Arnold Rhoden Jr of Bartow, FL; Nancy Rhoden, wife of Lewis Cordes Rhoden and Irvin Moore, husband of Doris Moore of Arcadia, FL. grandson Michael Cleveland Grant, son of Eugenia Smith and Cleveland Grant.
Due to the COVID pandemic, the family is having a celebration of life and death on her birthday July 9, 2020. She would have celebrated her 90th birthday. Memorial Services will be held at Lake Buffum Baptist Church in Ft. Meade, FL., 6475 Lake Buffum Rd. S. Ft. Meade, FL 33841. Services & fellowship will begin at 2pm on July 9th 2020