johnpeck, sr.
John L. Peck Sr. also known as Johnny was born on November 30, 1920 in Laurel Hill, Louisiana to the parentage of Horace Peck and Caroline (McQuarter) Peck. He was the last one living of four brothers and seven sisters. Johnny never received any type of school education, instead he began working in the fields at a very young age. He entered the United States Army on August 26, 1942, at the age of 22, and would send money home to help support the family. He served his country overseas with the 855th Engineer Aviation. He received military qualifications as a rifle marksmen in June of 1945. When Johnny fought in the New Guinea Luzon Anti-Submarine battle he was wounded when his ship was bombed by the Japanese. He survived in the ocean for two days before he was rescued. On January 7, 1946, Johnny was honorably discharged receiving medals for the American Theater Campaign, World War II Victory, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with three bronze stars, Philippines Liberation ribbon, good Conduct Medal, and the Purple Heart. In 1948, Johnny met the love of his life, Ms. Lou Willie Hollis who preceded him in death. They moved to Los Angeles in the early fifties and two children were born, a son John Peck Jr. (aka Jackie) who preceded him in death, and a daughter, Ewanda Peck (aka Jan) who also preceded him in death. They united in holy matrimony in 1961. In 1965 Johnny gained employment with the Housing Authority fulfilling a career in landscaping. He retired from this occupation in 1978. Johnny was a well loved man and in his spare time he loved family gatherings and going to the casino to try his luck at Black Jack. He was a regular at the Normandie Casino now called Lady Luck, until his health began to fail right before hi 97th birthday. John L. Peck Sr. leaves to cherish his precious memories three granddaughters, Tasha Peck, Devona Binns, and Nichole Peck, one great grandson, Tyson Lovelace, two great granddaughters, Ireland and India Key, one inherited granddaughter, his nurse Brigette Powers, one sister in-law, Lillie Peck, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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  1. The Lord is our strength, To Live as long as he allow us The Scripture says 70 and three scores uncle Johnny has live pass We were Bless too have know a man of his Character too share with us old stories about his life an Sisters an Brothers Love is something we cannot touch we feel it I’m praying for you That God will Restore You Love You Guys GwI can see him walking up the king highway with that Briefcase he always had coming to New Orleans Rest Uncle Johnny Gwen D Morris

  2. Nicole and Tasha, May memories of Uncle Johnny and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

  3. I will always remember Uncle Johnny!!!!!!! He was a great man and that’s something we will never forget. Love Nickcole Snow form New Orleans Louisiana

  4. Uncle Johnny
    Thanks for loving my mother, Leola , your sister. I love the way ya’ll kept in touch with each other. again I thank you and aunt Honey for sharing y’all home with me and Georgia in 1982, showing us around in y’all city. also thanks for driving us to Las Vegas making our trip a great! and safe one.
    last, glad i was able to see and talk to you at the 2017 family reunion. I will miss you.
    Nickie and Tasha keep y’all hands in Jesus hands, he is our everything, he is our only hope for tomorrow. love y’all

  5. I will miss you uncle
    You were one cool man
    I thank GOD for allowing us to come together one more time at our 2017 family reunion.That was a blessing.
    “GOD IS GOOD”
    I will always love and remember you.
    “REST IN PEACE”

    Nicole and Tasha….Hold on to God’s unchanging hand. He will make your burdens lighter and your path way brighter

    Love y’all

  6. To: Nickie, Tasha and Family:

    Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not: for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strength thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the Right hand of my Righteousness. Love you all, and family lets stay in pray for each other.

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