The Rev. Robert M. Peek, age 77, joined the heavenly Church Triumphant Friday, May 21, 2021. After a period of declining health he died at home under the care of his son, Robert, Jr., and hospice.
Bob was born in Prince William County, Va., the son of Edna and Macon Peek, grew up in Greensboro, N,C., and was a member of Florida Street Baptist Church. He graduated from the University of Maryland, and later earned Master of Public Administration degree at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Robert retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1987, after 24 years of service; and spent more than eight years with MCI Communications.
He responded to a call to ministry, graduated Moravian Theological Seminary in 1999, was ordained a Deacon May 23, 1999, at Christ the King Moravian Church, Durham N.C., by Bishop Graham H. Rights, and consecrated a Presbyter September 25, 2005, at Immanuel-New Eden Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. by Bishop Lane A. Sapp.
Robert was pastor of Morning Star Moravian Church, Asheville, NC; both the Immanuel and New Eden congregations in Winston-Salem, and the merged Immanuel-New Eden congregation; and, after retirement in 2009, served the Providence congregation. Bob was strongly committed to the spread of the Gospel, and to pastoral care for members and non-members alike.
He was preceded in death, in 2020, by his wife, Blanche Earlette (Keene) Peek; and is survived by a son, Robert Peek, Jr.; a brother, George Peek, and a sister, Sandra Peek; two half-sisters, Kathy Peek and Donna Pool; and five nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at Fairview Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Tony Hayworth officiating. Burial followed in God’s Acre, in Salem.