Parker County Today April 2018 - Page 112

Continued from page 86 job other than the one you’re doing, what would you do?  BN: I am retired now but if I wanted to go back to work, I would still like to do something in the court system. PCT: What is your impact on Parker County? BN: I believe that my work in the county clerk’s office as a legal secre- tary and as a court coordinator had an impact on this county, at least to some people in some way. PCT: What is your definition of the best day every?  BN: Being with family and/or friends. PCT: What’s the best piece of advice you would give? BN: Give 100 percent of yourself in everything that you do. Be kind.   PCT: What is the coolest thing you have ever done in your life?  BN: Being a court coordinator for Judge Ben Akers. Joe Blaine Peacock  Blaine is the owner and opera- tor of Peacock’s Feed & Supply PCT: How did you get into your occupation? BP: I went to work for Dairymen’s Feed in 1975 after school through the Ag Coop program, which was my junior year of high school. During the years of 1975 and 1987 I was a Professional Bull Rider for the CRA Circuit and traveled most of the time but worked at Dairymen. When new owners, the Coconougher family from Decatur, purchased the store they made me Mill Manager. Then in 1996 I purchased the business from them, which is now known as Peacock’s Feed & Supply. 110 PCT: What is your favorite novel? BP: I like Westerns, anything about John Wayne, and, of course, the Larry McMurtry book Lonesome Dove is a favorite. PCT: What do you do to decompress? BP: I enjoy watching sports on TV, riding horses and hanging out with my wife and family. My favorite thing was watching my two kids play sports in their youth. My daughter Bliss was very athletic and played basketball. My son Colton played baseball clear through college year around. We miss that a lot. Now we are seeing our grandkids play soccer and hope to see them active. PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? BP: When I was about 16 years old I was riding a horse my dad had bought at an auction. Many people from here know my dad was a horse trader by hobby and we had many different horses around all the time. He took off toward the barn and went underneath an awning and the tin caught me right on the top of my head. I had a hat on, but it cut right through the hat and literally scalped me! That’s the on