Ownership transition eases sale

Staff writer

Peabody Farm Service owner, Dick Alcorn, has decided to retire.

“I am 68,” he said. “This business has been good to me, but I am ready to take some time off now and then and try something different. However, I am going to give myself two years to ease out of it.”

Alcorn’s departure is going to be gradual so that he can work for new owner Noran Lacy and help him learn the ins and outs of being the sole proprietor of a business like Peabody Farm Service. Alcorn and Lacy struck a deal on Peabody Farm Service after Larry Lago, a friend of both men, introduced the two knowing one wanted to sell and the other wanted to buy.

Lacy has been an automobile mechanic for 15 years at Resnik Motors in Newton.

“For years I have wanted to own my own business,” he said. “When Larry told me about it, I thought it might be a good fit for me, and Dick and I were able to reach an agreement.

“I enjoy the work and hope to keep Dick’s clientele happy,” he added. “I’d like everyone to stop in to meet me and say hello. I hope to have a good long relationship with the Peabody community.”

Alcorn is pleased to have Lacy on board.

“I have been thinking about retirement for awhile,” he said. “But I wanted to leave Peabody with a good mechanic; someone who knows what he is doing and will do right by the town. Naron knows his automobiles and works hard. I think this will work out well.”

Lacy lives in Potwin and will commute to Peabody.

Peabody Farm Service will maintain the same hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, closed Sundays and holidays. The business will continue to keep extended hours during harvest.

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