Elwin Peacock
1928 - 2016
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Elwin Merrill Peacock
Elwin Merrill Peacock was born the 5th of February 1928, in Dallas, Texas to Helen Wainscott Peacock and Henry Bates Peacock. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday night, the 10th of December 2016.
Elwin was raised in Houston where he graduated from The Kinkaid School. He then attended Rice Institute and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1949 with a degree in Geology. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Elwin earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1943 which he considered one of his most memorable accomplishments. Scouting values, especially the Scout Laws, served him as guides for living throughout his life.
Elwin's employment included Sohio Petroleum Company, Signal Oil and Gas, Seiscom-Delta Corporation until he became an independent consulting geophysicist in 1972 until his retirement.
Elwin was active with his career and professional interests. He served in several capacities with many organizations including: Advisory Board for the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado, President of the Houston Petroleum Club, Honorary Life Member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Trustee of SEG Foundation and founding member of SEG Trustee Associates, Honorary Life Member and President of the Geophysical Society of Houston, member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, and the Houston Geological Society.
Outside of his professional interests, he served as a member of the Hunters Creek Village City Council, Chairman of Hunters Creek Planning and Zoning Commission, and the
Board of Commissioners of the Village Fire Department. He was also a member of The Houston Racquet Club where he played the game of tennis and enjoyed socializing with friends.
Elwin was an active member of the Methodist church while growing up in Houston. He served as Chairman of the Official Board for Village Methodist Church in Oklahoma City and Southwest Methodist Church in west Houston. Chapelwood United Methodist became his church for over forty years where he was Honorary Member of the Board of Stewards and Trustee.
He is survived by Jane Breitenstein Peacock, his wife of sixty seven years; daughters Julie Peacock, Houston, Texas, Helen Peacock, Atlanta, Georgia and sons David Peacock and fiance Jennifer Boudreaux of Dallas, Texas and Paul Peacock from Houston, Texas. Other survivors include his brother, Robert B. Peacock and his wife Sidge, of Dallas, Texas; Nieces and nephews include Robert Peacock and wife Becky of Libertyville, Illinois, Kathy Peacock, Plano, Texas, Cathy and Don Beazley of Alachua, Florida, Doug and Lucy McCausland of Arlingon, Virginia, and Suzie Boynton of Westport, Connecticut.
A memorial service is to be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 16th of December, in the chapel of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay Street in Houston, where Rev. Bob Johnson, Executive Pastor, is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in a venue to be announced at the service.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family has asked that memorial contributions be directed to the Chapelwood Foundation, 11140 Greenbay, Houston, Texas 77024; or the H.B. Peacock Scholarship Fund at the SEG Foundation 8801 S. Yale Ave., Suite 500, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 14, 2016.
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January 29, 2017
Jane and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Elwin passing, my condolences to you all. Elwin was my long time friend and willing mentor for many years. He was especially helpful and encouraging when I started my business in 1974.
I'll never forget Elwin, Dave Darden and John Stewart in the old Main Building! Those were great times.
Joe H. Smith
December 15, 2016
Dave and Family,
We extend our sincere regrets for your loss.However, know that the world is a better place because of Elwin Peacock. A man that obviously lived by the belief; Be Generous Of Yourself. He will be missed, but be grateful for all the wonderful memories. From our hearts,
Gregg & Julie Swing
December 15, 2016
Julie, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. I didn't know him but listening to you, he was a wonderful man. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
December 15, 2016
Julie, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. I didn't know him but listening to you he was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Love, Mary
December 14, 2016
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Peacock family.
Cal and I loved Elwin. An extremely brilliant and humble man.
One of my favorite memories is when just Elwin and I went to breakfast and I ordered pancakes and he ordered an egg dish. The food came and we both could not believe how big the serving was of pancakes. Elwin said I could not even eat half of that, and I agreed and the waitress said not many people finish it.
About a half hour later the waitress came by to take our plates and mine was empty and Elwin was still shaking his head in amazement. We laughed and joked about pancakes ever since.
He will be truly missed,
Cal & Marian Hinebauch
Marian Hinebauch
December 14, 2016
To Elwin's family-We have treasured memories of Elwin, some of those include Elwin, Robert and my sister Bonnie when the 4 us were kids back on the Iowa farm. Jim Wainscott
December 14, 2016

I am so sorry to hear this and our prayers go out to you and your family.

As you may remember I tried to see Elwin on my last trip to Houston. I am so sorry that we were unable to get together.

God bless,

Fritz Kronberger
December 14, 2016
Elwin was a man of character and integrity, and a true friend for over 65 years. Jane and all his family will have a treasure of happy memories.
With sincere sympathy,
Susan Forney
December 14, 2016
A true Gentleman in every sense of the word, always a smile and kind word, he will be missed
Jim Pappas
December 14, 2016
Deepest Sympathy to Mr Peacock's family & friends. I had the pleasure to interact with him on a regular basis at SEG & GSH events in Houston. He exemplified the spirit of giving by continuing to volunteer his time to the geophysical community throughout his life. A humble man of great accomplishments! Best regards, Sofia Campbell
December 14, 2016
Jane, I was so sorry to hear about Elwin. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Everyone in Riverbend will miss Elwin.
As well as everyone at the Racquet Club.

I loved his warmth and humor and his great smile.

Gretchen Odum
December 14, 2016
Dear Dave, Even though I never met your Dad in person, I feel like I knew him well through our friendship over the last 30 years. His was a life well-lived! My heart goes out to you and your family. Much love!!
Diane Walton
December 14, 2016
I remember asking him to be one of my sponsors into the Petroleum Club as a Jr. member - and he was delighted to do so. He was such a kind man - and will be missed in the geophysical community. Deborah Sacrey
Deborah Sacrey
December 14, 2016
Julie, so sorry to hear about your dad. May he rest in peace.

With our deepest condolences.

Pedro Sevilla and Family
Pedro Sevilla
December 14, 2016
Jane, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Much love,
The Findley Family
December 14, 2016
Elwin was a good friend.We missed him at the Round Table at the Petroleum Club each Friday and was hoping for him to come back. I knew he was failing but we all hoped for the best for him. All of us will miss him greatly.
Jim Richards
December 14, 2016
Elwin was a true gentleman and a scholar. I will miss him.
Les Denham
December 14, 2016
To the Peacock Family:
Please accept my deepest sympathy to all of you. Mr. Peacock was just a wonderful man I had the pleasure of doing business with.
Pat Ford
December 14, 2016
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December 14, 2016
Jane, I am so sorry to hear about my sweet friend. He was a true gentleman and quite the "character" I will miss him. Vicki Leigh
Vicki Leigh
December 14, 2016
My sincerest condolences to your family during this time of grief. Please find comfort in the verses at Jeremiah 29: 11-13
December 13, 2016
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December 12, 2016
Elwin Peacock was always a welcome face at Geophysical Society of Houston and SEG meetings. We will miss his smile and wisdom.
Lisa Buckner
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