PEABODY, Robert George - age 74, A 1965 graduate of Fenton, died peacefully at the orchard surrounded by family June 7, 2021. Visitation will be held 3 PM - 5PM Friday, June 11, 2021 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, MI 48430 followed by a memorial service at 5 PM. Everyone is also invited to a gathering at Peabody Farm following the memorial service. Robert was born February 18, 1947 in Detroit, the son of George Robert and Constance Josephine (McCabe) Peabody. A graduate of Fenton High School, he moved on to a horticulture degree at Michigan State University. He then returned to join his father in the family business, Peabody Orchard. Throughout his career, he was an innovator in progressing the fruit growing and storage process on a local, regional, and national level. He married Terry Callard in 1972, the hottest number in the 810. This united two large Fenton families and he fathered four children who all currently reside in Fenton. Rob was an avid traveler with a particular affinity for the Rocky Mountains. He was a skier, sailor, fly fisherman, heavy equipment enthusiast, a family man, and an entrepreneur always approaching life with a positive attitude. His charisma brought the best out of others and his one liners will carry on for generations. Surviving are: four children, Nathaniel (Rachel) Peabody, Dr. Erica Peabody, Garrett Peabody, and Brandon (Lauren) Peabody; six grandchildren, Charlei, Wyatt and Jacob and Amelia, Cullen, and James; 8 siblings, Mary Soper, Janet (Paul) Perrault, Kitty Hendrick, Connie (Dan) Cobley, Bill Peabody, Paul (Pam) Peabody, Rachel Peabody, Jim (Patty) Peabody; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Bob and Connie Peabody. Online tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
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