Obituary: Ronald C. Peavy Sr.

Mr. Peavy, 70, of Lake Nicatoon, Umatilla, died May 24, 2021.

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Ronald C. Peavy Sr., 70, of the Lake Nicatoon area in Umatilla, Florida, passed away May 24, 2021. Ron was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. As a result of his generous spirit and loving personality, he was loved by many.

Ron spent his working years as an exterminator, a truck driver and a plant merchandizer. He was a Christian, and he liked watching FBCU on television every Sunday. He enjoyed living in the wilderness, hunting, fishing, watching football (Gators) and baseball (Tampa Bay Rays) live and on TV, riding in his Jeep and keeping up with racing, whether it was NASCAR or his favorite Mini Sprint racer, #11 Cory Spencer.

Ron was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Marion Peavy, and his brother-in-law, Stephen Spinaw.

He is survived by his wife, Ouida (Umatilla, Florida); daughter, Lisa (Paul) Vees (Arabi, Georgia); son, Ronald C. Peavy II (Old Town, Florida); sisters, Nancy Spencer (Orange City, Florida) and Wanda (David) Phillips (Longwood, Florida); brother, Byron (Catherine) Peavy (Osteen, Florida); stepsons, Brad Russell, Brian Russell and David Hughes (Winter Garden, Florida); grandchildren, Sarah Rushing, Seth Hughes, Wyatt Peavy and Kayla Peavy, along with many other extended family members. (Full obituary at

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Cornerstone Community Church in Ocoee, Florida. The Lake Nicatoon gathering for local friends and family will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 202. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Avian Reconditioning Center in Apopka, Florida, or Save the Manatee Club in Maitland, Florida.

Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home of Umatilla. Online condolences may be made at



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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