March 15, 1947 – July 22, 2018
Coach Robert Donald “Bob” Peck, age 71, of Sparta passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10 O’ Clock at the John Hancock Academy Football Field with Brad Lane officiating. Interment will follow in the Sparta City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, July 27, 2018 at Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville from 4pm until 8pm.
Coach Peck was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Mr. Donald Peck and the late Mrs. Evelyn Leopold Peck. Coach Peck had a long coaching career, having coached at Carver High School, Roosevelt High, Barnesville Academy, John Hancock Academy , John Milledge Academy, Johnson County High School, Bulloch Academy, Robert Toombs Christian Academy, Jenkins County, Flint River Academy, Thomas Jefferson Academy and He finished his coaching career, having served for the third time, at John Hancock Academy. Coach Peck had made his home in Hancock County since 1998 and was a member of the Pierce Memorial Methodist Church.
Bob was a devoted father, not just to his children Ashley & Ty, but also to so many other kids that he impacted throughout his 46 years of coaching and teaching. He was more than a coach; he was a mentor and friend also. He was a man of principle and passion, both on and off the field. You may not have always liked what he had to say, but you respected it. Every story involving Coach Peck ended with a lesson or laughter, and most of them both. He was a legend in many ways and his legacy will continue with all the valuable lessons and unforgettable moments he shared with all he knew.
Survivors include a Daughter – Ashley (Eric) Day of Suwanee, a Son – Ty (Caina) Peck of Waycross, 3 Grandchildren – Alec Beyer, Delia Beyer, & Haley Day and his beloved dog, Wilma Rudolph.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to John Hancock Academy or Sparta Cemetery Association.