John S. Peavey, age 75, of the Shelburne Falls, and Buckland, Massachusetts area passed away at 11:30 PM on December 2, 2015. John was born in Bangor Maine to his late parents, Edith (Turton) Peavey (Great Britain) and John Peavey (Maine). John’s death was by natural causes attributed to respiratory failure brought on by ulcerative colitis. John was buried at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree, Massachusetts.
John leaves behind two sons, one named John S. Peavey II, and the other named unknown. He leaves at least two grandsons also, and his former wife
Paula (Jourdenais) Peavey.
John was a Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war/era, having served from May 22, 1961 to May 21, 1968. He furthered his military career serving with 439th TAW Reserve Unit at Westover AFB/ARB (C123s and C130s) during the 1970s and 1980s as an ART (Air Reserve Technician) full time civilian, military reserve obligated position, focusing in on the C123s. T/Sgt John S. Peavey served in a dual role capacity being assigned to the 901st CAMs (Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron) as a C123 Flight line crew chief, both civilian and military, when not performing “flight status duties”, and also served with the 731st TAS (Tactical Airlift Squadron), C123s, as an in-flight Flight Mechanic, performing both mechanical and flight crew support duties to complete the various mission assignments of the C123 Provider type aircraft assigned to Westover.
John was a very well liked individual by his many friends of both the 901st Cams, and 731st TAS units, as well as his “buddies” from the hill towns including Shelburne Falls, and the Colrain area of Massachusetts. John will be missed by all.