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Franklin Elwood (Woody)  Peck

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BORN: Friday October 23, 1931
DIED: Tuesday May 29, 2012


Saturday June 2, 2012
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
1200 Yellowjacket
Rockwall, TX   75087



Franklin Elwood (Woody) Peck passed away May 29, 2012.  He was born October 23, 1931 on the family farm in Bald Rock, Kentucky to George Courtney and Eunice Tutt Peck.  Frank was the sixth of nine children and grew up helping tend the family farm.  He graduated from high school at age 16, attended Morehead State College for two years and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1952 with a degree in Agriculture.  Frank was a lifetime member of the Farmhouse Fraternity.  After college, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served the majority of his career as a medic at Perrin Field Air Force Base in Sherman, Texas.  Frank was married to his soulmate Margaret Ryon Peck on February 21, 1953, together in love and spirit for 59 years.  To this union was born a daughter, Kimberly Woodtrina, his only child, who shared an unbreakable daddy-daughter bond.  In 1957, he was employed by General Cable Corporation in Bonham, Texas, serving as Technical Superintendent.  In 1967, Frank became Plant Manager at the New Brunswick, New Jersey facility and his family moved to East Brunswick, New Jersey.  He later became Director of Research for General Cable, serving the company for a total of 32 years.  In 1992, Frank and Margaret returned to Texas to retire in McLendon-Chisholm where he enjoyed working in his yard and garden and keeping up with all of his wildlife friends and adored pets.  Frank was a member of the Terrell Rifle and Gun Club and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife Margaret and daughter Kimberly of Rockwall; sisters: Irma Cox of Middletown, Ohio, Maxine Johnson of Jackson, Kentucky, Rhea (Dennis) Harper of Frenchburg, Kentucky, Genola Hall of Huntington Beach, CA and Joy (Randell) Hayes of Franklin, Ohio; sisters-in-law: Olene Peck of Frenchburg, Kentucky, and Rosemary Peck of Pomeroyton, Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews throughout the country.  Frank is also survived by his and Margaret’s uncle: Dr. Robert Feagan of Hugo, Oklahoma, and many dear, lifelong friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Courtney and Eunice Peck; in-laws: Domer and Mary Belle Ryon; brothers: Kenneth, Fairis and Attison Peck; and brothers-in law: Earl Cox, Arch Johnson and Norman Hall.

Our hearts are breaking at his passing, but we know that joy will come in the morning on that day when we are together again.

A memorial service will be held 10:30am, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, 1200 Yellowjacket, Rockwall, Texas, 75087 with Dr. Joe Pool officiating.  In lieu of flowers, it is our wish that contributions be sent to the church building fund.  A memorial service for Frank will be held on the afternoon of July 14, 2012, in Bald Rock, Kentucky.

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Margaret and Kimberly,

Sending prayers and love to you.

Woody was the best brother anyone could have and I will  cherish and miss him always.

With deepest sympathy and love,

Genola Peck-Hall and Family

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Aunt Margaret and Kim,

So sorry, to hear this about uncle Elwood. He went so fast.  But that was the way for the GOOD LORD to handle this, so he would not have to suffer so long.

I will pray that the GOOD LORD  be with you Aunt Margaret and Kim to comfort and help you with this grief and sorrow. 


Kenny, Wanda and Family

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Dear Margaret and Kim and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Elwood.  Seems we just heard he was sick a few days ago and before it can really sink in we hear that he is gone.

We send our most  humble and sincere sympathy to both of you. 

Though we never got to spend very much time with Uncle Elwood, we always enjoyed very much the time we did get to spend with all of  you.  Uncle Elwood always reminded me so much of Daddy, and Daddy was always so proud of his little brother, Elwood.

May the God of All Comfort be with you and comfort you in this very hard time of grief and sorrow and may he shed His Love and Peace on you. 

I`m so glad we have a promise of eternal life and a home in a much better place where we can all be together again.

All our Love and Prayers until we see you again,

Randy and Karen and Family

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