Johnnie “JP” Peck

May 10, 1957 ‒ November 27, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Johnnie “JP” Peck, age 59, of Centerburg, OH, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, OH. He was born on May 10, 1957 in Mount Vernon, OH, to Luther and Dolly (Jackson) Peck.

JP graduated from Centerburg High School in 1975 and received an Associate’s Degree from Columbus Tech in 1986. Johnnie was a mechanic for Paul Newman Racing in CA, and loved working on cars.  He was a very outgoing, positive and likable person.  He enjoyed family history and kept up with the family genealogy.  JP was a huge NASCAR fan and loved watching races.  He enjoyed college and pro football, hunting, fishing and painting.  JP was a member of the Mt. Liberty Deer Hunting Association and Centerburg Conservation Club.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Linda Nichols and her fiancé Phil Lawless; nephews, Chase and Skyler Nichols; numerous cousins; several aunts and uncles and trusted canine friend, Makayla.

JP is preceded in death by many family members.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6-8 PM and a funeral service on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11 AM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 with Pastor Kevin Moreland officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: National Kidney Foundation of Ohio; 1373 Grandview Ave. Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43212.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Johnnie “JP” Peck.

  • I’m so sorry for all your loss. Jp was like an uncle to me growing up. He truly will be missed. Prayers be with his family through this difficult time.

  • Praying for you all during this most difficult time. John was a special person and although we didn’t see each other often, I was blessed to call him friend. So very sorry for your loss.
    Marsha DeWinter and Doug

  • My sincere condolences to the Peck family. JP was a true friend, he was the first person I met when we moved to Centerburg and we always had a great time when we “Hung Out”. JP was always upbeat and positive. You will be sadly missed my friend, but I know you are walking with the angels now

  • So sorry to hear that JP passed over, I have many good memories from high school and all his antics. My condolences.

  • So very sorry to hear of his passing. We were classmates. I saw John a few years ago at Columbus Medical when our son was getting his wheelchair serviced. He talked to my boy quite a bit. Really touched my heart. Our sincere sympathies to of all his family and friends. Ray and Sharon (Harris) House

  • So sorry to hear this John was a good high school friend of mine , He was always so happy and upbeat all the time !! He fought a huge fight with his disability but still stood tall !
    God Bless !
    Prayers to the family and friends !

  • If you attended CHS in the 1970s you knew Jp. His energy, bright smile and willingness to help out were a few of his attributes, not to mention his long hair. 😊 I saw him a few years ago and recognized that smile. He always seemed optimistic and happy. May God comfort his family and friends. I know he leaves a large void in their lives.

  • So sorry to hear that JP has passed. He was always a happy and pleasant person. Deb and I send our sincere condolences to all family members.

  • So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. John was one of the first few friends I met when I first moved to Centerburg. He had the greatest personality and was always fun to be around. My prayers are with his family. Deepest Sympathy.

    Carla Hendrickson Holbrook

  • I’m sorry to hear about John. Linda I am thinking and praying for all of you. Funny memories, he always was smiling and joking in school.

  • So sorry for your loss of JP. I know he will be sadly missed by all, I have always enjoyed talking with him. May God hold you tightly in this time of sorrow. Thinking of all and God bless!

  • I am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was one of my first few friends I met when I first moved to Centerburg. He had a great personality and was always fun to be around. My prayers are with his family. Deepest sympathy.

    Carla Hendrickson Holbrook

  • I am so sorry to hear this news. I have not seen John since high schools days. I’ve only seen my classmate Linda, his sister once or twice since then. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • I like many had not seen John for many years, He was one of my best friends growing up, always a fun guy to be around no matter what we all were doing. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace and fly with the Angels my friend.

  • Sad to hear of a life long friend passing on! Had lots of good memories together over our years , lots of fun chasing deer Together J.P. Was always positive and upbeat, it would do us all well to follow his lead!! friend! Offering prayers and condolences for the family!!

  • So sorry to hear about JP. He always seemed to have a great attitude. Many memories from our high school days. RIP

  • Dear Luther, Dolly, & Linda,
    I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. It’s been so long since I saw him last but all the memories I have & hold close in my heart make it seem like it was only yesterday! I will always cherish the times we all had together & I will always remember his laughter & his smile! I too, like Steve, believe John is flying with the Angels! Rest In Peace John. My heart & prayers are with you & your family, May God Bless you all!

  • Sorry for your loss…My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. Gone to soon, John…but you will be forever remembered!!

  • To the Peck Family and Friends,
    I’m so sorry to hear of JP’s passing. He was a great friend and he will be missed.
    Thoughts and prayers,
    Angelo P. Edwards

  • So sorry to hear this news of John’s passing. We were class mates at Centerburg. Lots of memories. My prayers to the family.

  • To the family and friends of JP. I spent two long years with him. JP was loving funny spontaneous caring man. He loved his family so much. He’s been taken from us too soon. I haven’t seen him in years, but I know he always had a big heart and cared about people. I know he will be sadly missed. Rest in peace JP <3

  • Like so many others, I haven’t seen John since high school. I remember his wonderful personality and a great since of humor. I’m sure he’s touched alot of hearts since those days. I pray that his family has peace and their hearts are warmed by the memory of John. God’s Word promises a great reunion one day to all those that are called His.
    Chris Horton

  • My very special nephew u will be missed so much.JP was one of the most amazing men I have ever known always such a loving and caring man and always smiling. Fly high angel JP.

  • My emotions are all over the place!!! First off, I know, J.p. wants us to remember all of the fun times with him!!! He was such a big part of my family, as the kids were little!!! In fact, they called him “Uncle J.P.” I have too many memories to share, but at the same time I think about the family!!!! May God bless you for sharing such a special man with us!!!! J.P., you were “One of a kind”, may this world learn what that means, like you always taught us!!!! You will truly be missed, but all the great memories you left with us, will ALWAYS live on!!!! Until we all meet, again, all my love, my brother!!!!! You will be missed so very much!!!!!

  • As many before have said, Johnnie was a great person and friend. So sorry to hear of his passing and I know he will be sadly missed by all of you. The last time I saw him was at my brother Tom’s funeral a couple of years ago. He was so positive and comforting and told me not to worry, that Tom was in a better place and although we will miss him, we will see him on the other side. So, I believe Johnnie and Tom are “flying with the angels” as Steve and Cherie said and we will see them one day on the other side. Our prayers are with all of you.
    Jennifer & Ron Hart

  • Dolly, Luther and Linda,,,I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have so many good memories of us growing up together. We all had so much fun together…..I will for
    God t ok give you all peace. Love you

  • So sorry for your loss just found out about his passing life is so unfair but life is not ment for us to ubderstand it all. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts tonight I feel your pain sincerly Diane Peck