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Date published: 4/3/2014

Daniel J. Peacock

Daniel Joseph Peacock, 78, of Culpeper passed away at U.Va. Medical Center on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Dan was born in Waukesha, Wis., on March 14, 1936, to George C. and Mildred Finley Peacock. He earned his Bachelor of Science in economics from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vt., in 1959, and chartered property and casualty underwriting from the University of Richmond in 1972. He served seven years in the Naval Reserves. He loved the Virginia Cavaliers and the New York Yankees.

Dan began his career with Aetna Casualty and Surety as an underwriter trainee upon graduation from St. Michael's. He continued with Aetna until 1972 and ended as a marketing manager for the Richmond branch. He purchased General Insurance Agency of Culpeper in 1972 and retired in 1997, although he continued to work part time for Cabell Insurance Agency, which purchased General Insurance Agency.

Dan was also one of the first appointed sales agents for Pre-paid Legal Services in Virginia, and this became his "second career" after retirement. As a very successful businessman, Dan was recognized numerous times in his career, but most notably he received the Eagle Award from the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia and the Chairman's Award for the Virginia Legislative Independent Insurance Agent's "I Day." Dan was a leader and a mentor to so many individuals in the insurance community. Although always a salesman first, he lived by the creed to serve others.

Dan's community activities included Culpeper Jaycees, past president of Chamber of Commerce, past president of Culpeper Country Club, past president of Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, past co-chairman of Rappahannock Parks and Recreation Commission, past chairman of the Piedmont United Way, and former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Precious Blood Catholic Church Council.

Dan was proudest of his brotherhood of Knights and served as co-chairman for the Knight's charity KOVAR, which raises funds for mentally challenged individuals. Dan had been a faithful member of Precious Blood Catholic Church since 1972, when he moved to Culpeper.

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