James Elliott Peck Sr., 78, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 11, 1942 in Madisonville to the late Elliott and Edna Sarah Tallent Peck. The well-known owner of Cars of Cleveland, he was also a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church. James was a loving and caring father and grandfather. He was a devoted husband for 34 years to Carolyn Peck, and in later years, he served as her tender caregiver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolyn Mitchell Peck; and a beloved daughter-in-law, Ashley Dozier. He is survived by eight children, James E. (Robin) Peck Jr., of Cleveland, Sherry L. (Steve) Kirsche of St. Johns, Fla., Kimberly A. (Chris) Sylvester of St. Johns, Fla., John M. Peck of Louisville, Ky., Jayme S. (Leah) Burnett of Cookeville, Shelley M. (Roy) McCarter of Cleveland, Chris T. Norton of Decatur, and Andrea L. Norton of Decatur; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Shirley) Peck and Henry (Galina) Peck; and one sister-in-law, Gail (Robert) Finley. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Betsy Switzer officiating. Interment will follow in the Sewee Church of God Cemetery in McMinn County. James Peck III, Hunter Ballew, Joshua Norton, Matt Goforth, Jordan Goforth, and Christopher Sylvester will serve as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of your choice. Send a message of condolence and view the Peck family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com Ralph Buckner Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.

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