Funeral services were held late last month for Woodrow “Woody” Binford Peek, Jr., age 63, of Nashville, Tenn., who passed away July 25, 2017. Woody Peek, whose career in the tour and travel industry took him from Tennessee to Florida and back again to Tennessee, was widely known and warmly regarded as a true gentleman. He began his career in 1979 with Opryland USA where he served as general sales manager, and moved on to serve in senior executive roles at the Tampa/Hillsborough Convention and Visitors Association; again at Opryland USA; the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel; Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede; and World Choice Investments, which is based in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Peek was a 1981 graduate of Belmont University in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Binford Peek, Sr. Beloved son, husband, father and papaw, Woody is survived by wife, Cathy Peek; son, Tyler Peek; daughters, Leah (John) Hitson and Callie (Nate) Farro; mother, Marjorie Thrower Peek; brother, Monty (Leisa) Peek; sister, Linda Schacht; and grandchildren, Elias, Simeon, Eleanor, Ari & Poppy Hitson and Judah & Elizabeth Farro.