Robert Franklin ’Rob’ Peace
Funeral services for Robert F. Peace will be held Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. at Burley Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dan Mills officiating. Graveside services will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery, Coupeville. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Robert Franklin “Rob” Peace, 47, died at Whidbey Island Manor, Oak Harbor, June 26, 2002. He was born June 18, 1955 in Atlanta to Robert and Loretta (Jackson) Peace. Bob graduated from high school in Atlanta and joined the U.S. Navy. His military career took him to Jacksonville, Fla.; San Diego; Vietnam and Whidbey Island.
Mr. Peace left the military and pursued a career in car sales. He worked for a Volvo dealer in San Diego. In Oak Harbor, he worked for Don Boyer Chevrolet, Oak Harbor Motors, Berg Ford and in Skagit County, Hinton Cadillac, Valley Cadillac, Sims Honda, and was also manager of Auto World for a time.
Rob was an avid sports fan. He loved fantasy football and baseball, the Seattle Mariners and going to the casino. He was a very social person and a great talker. He was usually seen with a cup of coffee in hand.
Mr. Peace is survived by his long time companion Wendy Morrow of Oak Harbor; by three children, Cameron Peace and his fiancŽe Kim Bender of Oak Harbor, Jennifer Jackson and husband Eric of San Diego, and Tara Jane Peace of Oak Harbor. He is also survived by one stepson, Paul Chandler of San Diego and his five children; by his mother Loretta Barfield and stepfather Charles of Atlanta; by his sister Brenda Ouellette of Georgia; and his three grandchildren, Damon Peace and Quincy Peace, both of Oak Harbor and Zachary Peace of San Diego; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rob is also survived by his best bud, Justin Morrow of Oak Harbor; his aunt and uncle, Doug and Elayne Barton, his uncle Donnie and Aunt Cookie; his former wife Terry Wolfe and the Wolfe family; his adopted grandparents Bill and Louella Morrow; and special friends Clare Weible, Jenny Manning, Callie Harvey, Anne Weaver, Glenda Merwine, and friends at the Coupeville School District.
Memorials may be made to W.A.I.F. or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Burley Funeral Chapel. This obituary is at http://burley.plan4ever.com.