CALHOUN, KY - Vernon Randolph (Rudy) Peak 92, of Wilton Manors, Florida passed away Friday, Dec. 16th 2011 in Scottsdale Arizona.
Vernon Randolph Peak was born December 1, 1919 in Calhoun, Kentucky to the late Vernon Peyton and Louella Logsdon Peak, was married to his high school sweetheart, the former Margaret Ruby Miller on December 21, 1940, and was better known as “Rudy” by his family and friends. Rudy was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in India. After the war he moved to Wilton Manors, Florida and started Rudy’s Stone Company. He and his partner Billy Hill have left a legacy of thousands of natural and simulated stone works throughout South Florida. Rudy and Billy also developed several communities in Florida and Bryson City, North Carolina. Rudy was an avid golfer and loved buying and selling cars and motorcycles. He traveled extensively with his wife Ruby throughout the U.S. and Europe. He was active for many years in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and the Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club. Rudy had many friends and helped many people thru the years. He will be reunited with his beloved Ruby on Dec 21st which will be on their 71st wedding anniversary. In addition to his parents, Rudy was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Margaret Ruby Peak and a son, Vernon Gayle Peak.
Survivors include three children, Linda Pogue and her husband, Bill of Cave Creek, Arizona, Judi Peak of Ft. Lauderdale, and Don Peak of Miami; two grandchildren, Wes Pogue and his wife, Jamie of Cave Creek and Christina Gaines of Ft. Lauderdale; and two great grandchildren, Athena Pogue and Will Pogue.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel with the Rev. Doris Ranson officiating. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery in McLean County with Military Honors conducted by the McLean County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post # 5415. Friends may visit with Rudy’s Family from 9:00 A.M. until time of services Wednesday at Musters in Calhoun.
The Vernon Randolph “Rudy” Peak Family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association; Kaden Tower; 6100 Dutchmans Lane; Suite 401; Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3284. Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Musters in Calhoun.
Share your memories with Rudy’s Family at www.musterfuneralhomes.com.
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