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.