Elmer Thomas Peacock of Miami died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center after a long illness. He was 89.
Mr. Peacock was born March 19, 1918, in Wyandotte to Thomas and Lizzie (Charloe) Peacock. He graduated from Wyandotte High School with the class of 1938.
He was a veteran of the Army, serving in 1945.
For 12 years, he worked as a miner. For many years, he was a rural mail carrier in Ottawa County. He was a member of the Wyandotte Lions Club, the Wyandotte United Methodist Church and the Rural Mail Carriers Association.
He was the last surviving full blood Seneca-Cayuga.
He married Georgia F. Lewis on July 8, 1938. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 2005. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann Chambers on Aug. 20, 1986; one sister, Elnora Enyart; two half-brothers, Ogle Whitetree and Harry Whitetree, and one half-sister, Gertie White.
Survivors include one son and his wife, John and Beverly Peacock of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter and her husband, Beverly and Garry Arnold of Miami; seven grandchildren, Julie Peacock, John Peacock Jr., Terri Huntsman, Mark Chambers, Trisha Chambers, Christopher Arnold and Aimee McMain; and seven great-grandchildren, Andrew Chambers, Holly Chambers, Ryan Chambers, Grace Huntsman, Allison Huntsman, Gabriella Arnold and Zackary McMain.
He will be available for viewing at the AOA Building on the grounds of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribal Complex, northeast of Grove, from noon today until noon Wednesday.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wyandotte United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Bates officiating. Burial will be in Wyandotte Indian Cemetery.
The American Legion Post No. 147 Veterans Funeral Detail will give military honors.
Pallbearers will be Mark Chambers, Chris Arnold, Chad McCain, Ellis Enyart, Richard Enyart and Elmer Enyart.
Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson's Foundation.