Edward Peebles Peacock IV, loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, passed peacefully into God’s glory on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
Edward was born on Dec. 27, 1980 in Clarksdale, the oldest child of three children. In 1999 he graduated from Lee Academy in Clarksdale, where he was voted the most popular boy and the friendliest boy and was elected both Vice-President and President of the Student Body. He played tennis for the Lee Academy Colts.
Edward attended the University of Mississippi where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and graduated with honors in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in political science and history and a minor in English.
After graduation from Ole Miss, he moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University Law School, where he was elected Vice-President of the Senior Class and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2007. While at Tulane, one semester was interrupted by Katrina. After six weeks, he returned to New Orleans to help with the relief efforts, as his apartment survived the devastation of Katrina.
Upon graduation from Tulane Law School, Edward moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked for Congressman Travis Childers (D). Politics was in his blood after he helped campaign for his dad’s successful campaign for Chancery Clerk in 1995. Edward switched party allegiance to assist Barbara Comstock in her successful, expensive campaign for the Virginia Commonwealth State Legislature. Subsequently, she became Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).
Edward volunteered to work for the McCain/Palin campaign. Of all people, Edward was not known to be a good driver, was selected to drive Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin to a rally in Virginia going 75 mph on the Interstate and being told several times to stay much closer to the Secret Service car in front of Edward in the motorcade.
Edward subsequently moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he worked for Alan Wilson’s (R) successful campaign for Attorney General for South Carolina.
Upon retiring from campaign’s outside of Mississippi, Edward lived in both Oxford and Clarksdale, where he lived at the time of his death, practicing law. He was a member of the Mississippi State Bar Association and was authorized to practice in both the Northern and Southern District Courts of Mississippi. He was previously both a member of the Kiwanis Club and involved in Crime Stoppers in Clarksdale.
Edward was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Elwyn Christopher of Starkville and Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Eddie) Peacock, Jr. of Clarksdale and his niece, Elizabeth Recil (Reece) Douglas. He is survived by his parents Ann and Ed Peacock III of Clarksdale; two sisters, Ann Christopher Peacock Trotter (Dr. Bryant) of Hernando and their three children, Elliott, Sam and Annie, and Virginia Peacock Douglas of Clarksdale and her two children, Kate and Sykes.
Celebration of Life will be held at the Clarksdale United Methodist Church of Clarksdale Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 with visitation from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the funeral service at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the University of Mississippi Foundation Attn: David Magee, 406 University Avenue, Oxford, MS. 38655 for Edward Peacock IV Foundation. Said donations will help provide outpatient treatment to those students that have addictions to alcohol and drugs, do not have insurance and cannot afford said help. Said treatment will allow these students to continue their studies at Ole Miss.
Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, Mississippi is handling the arrangement.