Peck

July 11, 1932 — Nov. 23, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Henry “Hank” Wesley Peck passed away Nov. 23, 2018. He was born in Prague, Okla., on July 11, 1932, to Wesley and Agnes (Hanks) Peck. His childhood was spent with his brothers, sisters, and faithful dogs on the family farm.

Hank graduated from Stroud High School in 1951, and then served in the Army from 1953-1955, during the Korean War. He went on to earn his B.A. in Business from Central State College, as well as a degree in psychology from Oklahoma City University.

Adventure called, and Hank moved to Alaska to work on the White Alice Site, a telecommunications network. Later, he worked with his brother, Charlie, in Anchorage at Uptown Motors.

Hank’s amiable personality and business expertise made him successful in sales, and he continued his career at Friendly Ford for the next seven years. He expanded his career at Alaska Sales and Service, making life-long customers and receiving recognition for his accomplishments each year. He retired from Alaska Sales with the admiration of family, friends, and colleagues.

Hank married Sandra Miller in 1971, and they raised their daughter Kelli Ann, born in 1975, in Anchorage. He was fair and kind-hearted, traits that endeared him to all who knew him. His southern drawl and gracious manners were charming, and his blue eyes always bright with delight at a humorous comment.

He absolutely loved hot coffee, watching football, and reading the newspaper. Sharing the “funnies” with his daughter, Kelli Ann, was a daily tradition that continued with his granddaughters, Emma and Rhain. He enjoyed sharing sayings from his mother and father, and stories from his childhood. Our lives are enriched by them, as well as by his mother’s recipes for baking powder biscuits, cornbread stuffing, and black-eyed pea soup.

Left to cherish Hank’s memory are his wife, Sandra; their daughter Kelli (Erik) Hollingsworth, and granddaughters Emma Ann and Rhain Opal; his sister Grace (Adrian) Youngblood, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. His parents, brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.

Hank’s life will be honored on Dec. 1, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Absarokee, Mont. Memorials can be made to the VFW Group #7311 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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