Zachary Taylor Peachey, 25, went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 24, 2019. He was born to Myachiya Scott-Jones and John Daniel Peachey on March 22, 1994, in Lewistown.
Zach was a senior at Penn College, Williamsport, and would have graduated May 15, 2020. Zach served as vice president of student government in his sophomore year and president for part of his junior year.
He enjoyed going to the beach with his mother’s family and spending time at the Peachey cabin with family members on special holidays and occasions.
He graduated from Mifflin County High School in 2012 where he played soccer, football and was on the wrestling team.
Zach was very dedicated to fitness which was a huge part of his life. He was into bodybuilding and won three first-place trophies at his first competition held this year at the 2019 NPC Philadelphia Classic at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
Zach is survived by his mother Myachiya Jones and husband, Kevin, of Carlisle; sister, Heather Schmeding, of Lewistown; and stepsister, Jadyn Jones, of Carlisle; aunt and uncle Tamara and Scot Sechler of Lewistown; and their children: Malik, Kiana and JoJo; aunt and uncle, Kelly and Malachi D. Scott, and their children, Tyler, C. Malachi, C.M. Daunte, Reign J., Kaiyah, Amara, Ian Swartz, and Mason Swartz. He is also survived by his father, John D. Peachey and wife Jennifer, of Senoia, Ga., and their son, Gaige; aunt and uncle Tammy and Wayne Sheppard of Williamsport, and their daughters, Hannah and Rachel.
Also, surviving are maternal grandparents, Clifford and Rebecca Scott, of Lewistown, and paternal grandparents Jonathan E. and Lynn Peachey, of Reedsville.
He was loved dearly by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Zach will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a sweet and gentle man who loved with all his heart and supported everyone in any way he could. He loved the Lord and knew the gentle touch of grace on and in his life.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St. Lewistown. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the time of service.
Interment and committal will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Zachary’s name may be made to: Juniata Valley Tri-County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission 31 S. Dorcas St. D, Lewistown, PA 17044. www.tricountydrugandalcohol.com.
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Juniata Valley and Tri-County Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission
31 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown PA 17044