Roy Edward Peck left this life quietly and in peace, Sunday, December 27, 2015 after a battle with Alzheimers. Roy was born September 28, 1930 in Mountain View, Oklahoma to Roy Robert and Vera Taylor Peck. He graduated Valedictorian of his senior class from Strong City, OK high school in 1948.
He married Geraldine (Gerry) Jacqueline Woolever on September 7, 1952 in Mountain View, OK. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary this year.
Roy entered the Navy in 1950 during the Korean conflict. He made two tours to the Far East aboard the USS Hamul, AD20. In 1953 he was stationed in Pensacola, Florida aboard the U.S. Naval Air Station where he served at the NATTU U.S. School of Navy Photography. In 1954, he attended the Military Code of Justice School in Rhode Island. After finishing school, he served his last two years of his six years naval service in Pensacola serving as a court recorder for NATTU’s justice department
During their residence in Pensacola, two children were born, Roy Elvis and Sonja Kay. On leaving the Navy they moved to Borger, Texas where Roy went to work in the Phillips Rubber Plant. Times were rough, and he was about to be laid off, when his future boss, asked his boss, if he could just send one good employee, who would he send. He was laid off and hired the same day in Railway Maintenance for Phillips. They had their third child, Ralph, in Borger.
The family was transferred to Boise, Idaho in 1961, where Roy ran a one-man LPG Plant for Phillips, transporting LPG products from rail cars to storage and then into trucks that distributed the product throughout the northwest. He was quite the camper and hunter in Idaho, taking the family on two week camping trips, and riding his Harley 50 motorcycle hunting deer and elk in the mountains. He made Santa Claus a big part of Christmas, starred in PTA school plays put on for competition raising funds for the schools. He and Gerry packed three kids in the back of his 55 Apache pickup, scaled mountain roads and swam in the naturally heated pool of Idaho City. They spent their summers camping, water skiing in the reservoirs of very cold water and the winters tubing down the mountain sides. He became the Commander of the VFW Post in Boise, sang in the church choir and served the PTA.
After five years, 1966, he was transferred to Bartlesville, OK. He retired from Phillips Petroleum as manager of the railway maintenance section in 1985. He was very active in Lions Club, serving in every elected position and working for each and every fundraiser. He worked tirelessly for the College High Band parents for six years, buying candy, soda, hot dogs and making sure it was served each Friday night, also making sure the stadium was cleaned up on Saturday morning. He served his church in almost every position except pastor and served as a Pastoral volunteer at Jane Phillips hospital for over 20 plus years. For thirty years the family spent weekends and summers at Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Fishing, waterskiing, family reunions, so many memories were made.
He is survived by his wife Gerry; his son Roy and wife Peggy, of Mustang, OK and their two sons Aaron Peck of Tulsa and Morgan Peck and his wife Jenny of Yukon; his daughter Sonja Parker, Bartlesville (widow of Jerry Parker) and their son Jeremy and his wife Sasha, and daughter Jenni Parker of Bartlesville; and son Ralph and wife Tami of Claremore, their son Travis Peck and his wife Jessica of Claremore, their daughter Hayley Westwood and her husband, Wade of Tulsa. Great grandchildren: Dominic, Anastasia, Izaiah and Xavier Parker, Preston, Dakotah and Dallys Peck. His brother Elvis Peck and his wife Cathie of Quanah, TX and sister, Jacquetta Peck, Mountain View, OK.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Janice Young all of Mountain View, OK.
Memorial services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3650 SE Adams Road, Bartlesville at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2015. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Stumpff funeral Home & Crematory.
Cheyenne Star, January 28, 2016