LaVar W. PeacockGunnison, UtahLaVar W. Peacock, 71, passed away on October 28, 2011 in Gunnison. LaVar courageously and honorably fought through several serious illnesses and finally lost his battle with prostate cancer. LaVar was born July 21, 1940 in Orangeville, Utah to Ralph Crawford and Maggie Lenore Jensen Peacock.LaVar graduated from South Emery High School, then served in the Navy for four years. He married his sweetheart of 49 years, Janet Christiansen December 22, 1962 in Emery. The marriage was solemnized December 21, 1963 in the Manti LDS Temple. LaVar retired from Mt. Fuel Supply and later delivered for the Flower Patch for 10 years. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many positions, with his last calling as 2nd Counselor in the Branch Presidency of the Centerfield Care Center. He loved the residents there and they loved him. He will be sorely missed.LaVar is the father of nine children: Nena (Bryan) Mower, Richard (Jeannette) Peacock, Lori (Jeff) Lund, Suzanne Tucker, Robert (Marci) Peacock, Jennifer (Joseph) McDermott, David (Jennifer) Peacock, Jonathan (Juliann) Peacock, James (Brooke) Peacock; and grandfather of 33 soon to be 34 grandchildren. He is so proud of all of them and loves them dearly.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gunnison Stake Center, 80 West Center. Friends may call at the stake center on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Emery Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. with military honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at