2017-02-16 / Obituaries

Thomas Peake


Thomas Peake Thomas Peake Thomas Lyle Peake, 56, of Eckerman, died Wednesday morning, February 8, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.

He was born February 4, 1961, to Clare and Darlene (nee Giddis) Peake in Newberry.

Mr. Peake grew up in Eckerman, where he formed close bonds and many lifelong friendships. He was graduated from Brimley High School, where he was known for his pitching arm, and it was often said by many that he could have played professional baseball.

As a young man, he joined his father working in the forestry industry. He quickly developed a skill for piece cutting, and he worked in various aspects of the forestry field during his adult life.

Mr. Peake’s passion was traveling to new places, often leaving with a good friend or two, with no particular destination in mind, enjoying the desire for an adventure. He was fond of the Carolinas. He had resided in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for several years, but in the end, Eckerman was always home.

He is survived by three children and their families, Ashley Peake and Lance Kerridge of Naubinway, Travis Peake and Kyra Hopson of Hulbert, and Brooke Peake and Tony Gartland of Escanaba; one grandson, Ryley Kerridge, and his former wife, Margaret Moore of Hulbert. He is also survived by three siblings, Ron Peake of Palm Springs, California, Roger Peake of Strongs, and Kim Morris of Pullman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Jack Peake.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry assisted the family with arrangements.

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