He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was retired from the Lincoln County Road Department.
Mr. Pevey was born on October 25, 1940 in Monticello and was the son of the late Louis and Ethel Millen Pevey.
Also preceding him in death were his wife, Judy Irene Brewster Pevey; brothers, Clifton, Bobby, Ronald, Ted and James; and grandson, John Mitchell Pevey.
Survivors include three sons, Richard “Ricky” (Lisa) Pevey, Jr. of Lead Hill, Johnny (Cynthia) Pevey of Star City and Timmy (Andrea) Pevey of Harrison; a daughter, Rita (Mike) Pevey Pitts of Little Rock; a brother, George (Maudie Lynn) Pevey of Griffith Springs; two sisters, Pat (J.W.) Gavin of Herbine and Jane (John) Randolph of Sheridan; 14 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on June 22 at 10 a.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City with Bro. Matthew Watson officiating. Visitation is June 21 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. the funeral home. Burial will be at Best Cemetery. His grandsons will be pallbearers.