Mr. Robert Leon Peevy, age 63, died June 6th, 2012, in Laurel, MD, after a 5-½ year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Hazel Smith Peevy and his grandparents Robert Lee and Fannie Peevy as well as his maternal grandparents Ruby Reed and Clifton Smith; sister Patricia Peevy Timms Mr. Peevy is survived by his Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Copeland Smith (Burnettie); brothers and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pope (Ruby), Mr. Tommy Peevy, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Barker (Sue Ellen), Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Locke (Melinda), Mr. and Mrs. Bob Addice (Phoebe); nieces and nephews, Valerie Bullock, Vonda Flinchum, Dennis Timms, Dinah Flinchum, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Leach (Christi Peevy), Mr. and Mrs. Greg and Sabrina Peevy, Ms. Amanda Gravitt (Gary Dollar); Mrs. Toni Barker Borlas; Mr. Dyer Barker III; Mr. W. Carey Locke and Mr. R. Corbin Locke, Miss Erin Addice, Master Paul Addice; great-nieces Miss Chelsea Dollar and Miss Madison Dollar; and great nephews Master Ryan Leach, Master Cade Leach, Master Isaac Borlas, Master Braden Dollar, Master Lane Peevy, Master Blake Peevy, and Master Cody Peevy. Leon graduated from North Gwinnett High School in 1967 and attended Gainesville College. He then began his professional career at Wrigley’s in Flowery Branch. From there he went to work at Oxford Chemical in Chamblee. He then went to work for Monarch Foods which transferred him to San Francisco and, later, to Boston, MA. Leon then went to Atlanta for a few years and then was assigned to Boston again. Eventually, he began to work for Sysco Corporation, also in Boston. He was eventually transferred to Houston, TX. Leon worked for Sysco over 25 as a salesman and in product development. He only retired after he received his cancer diagnosis. During his time in Houston, he also owned and managed a 16-unit apartment building. Upon retirement, Leon liquidated his assets and relocated to Laurel, MD, to live with his sister Melinda Peevy Locke and her family. He made this his home for over four years. His interests were reading, travel, and cooking. He was such a good cook that he was considered a gourmet chef in some circles. He also enjoyed fine scotch. If you were lucky enough to have Leon as a friend, you know how faithful a friend he was. His loving family will miss him most as he had a very generous heart and loving ways. Missed and loved by all – he was a faithful friend, a loving brother, and had a kind and generous spirit. Funeral services will be held June 12th, 2012, at 2pm, at Flanagan Funeral Home, Buford, GA, with Reverend Copeland Smith and Reverend Eddie McCright officiating. The burial will take place at Hopewell Christian Church, Lawrenceville, GA, immediately following the service. Visitation will be from 6pm to 9pm, Monday, June 11th; and from 10am to 1pm on June 12th. Floral gifts would be appreciated, however, in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Gilchrist Hospice Care, 6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21046; tel. 443 283 2700. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.