The Rev. Dr. Quentin L. Peacock died peacefully on March 15, 2018. He was born in Boston, MA on August 28, 1930, the son of the Rev. Alfred and Faith Peacock. He grew up in Lisbon, NH, Johnstown, PA, Rye Center, NH, and Elizabethtown, KY where he attended high school. In 1948, he traveled with his family to Ashiya Air Force Base in Japan, where his father was the protestant chaplain. Later that same year, as the Korean conﬂict was brewing, he enlisted in the Air Force.
He was stationed as a chaplain’s assistant at the Fifth Air Force headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and later with the Eighth Fighter Wing at makeshift bases in Japan and in South and North Korea. After being reassigned to the states, he was stationed at Valdosta, Ga. and San Antonio, Texas and was discharged there as a staff sergeant in 1952.
In the fall of that year, he entered Bangor Theological Seminary graduating in the class of 1957 and from the University of Maine in 1958 in the seminary’s coordinated study program. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from The Hartford Seminary Foundation in 1978. He was ordained into the United Church of Christ in 1958 and served churches in Hampden, Maine, Mariemont, Ohio, Pittsﬁeld, Mass., and for nineteen years, in Westﬁeld, Mass. He retired from the First Church in Jaffrey Center, NH in 1994 and lived for the rest of his life in Peterborough, NH.
On June 16, 1956 he married Carolyn Moor. They began their life together in Bangor, Maine. They have four children: Cynthia Gaylord (Rick), Bruce Peacock (Amy), Craig Peacock (Carrie), and Eric Peacock (Karen), and ten grandchildren: Matt, Tim, and Dan Gaylord, Sarah, Kristen, Ben, Emily, Colin, Jack, and Katie Peacock. He is also survived by his brother Rod Peacock and his family of Kermit, Texas, and by Mike Quinn and his family.
Rev. Peacock believed that Faith wasn’t real until it was practiced and lived physically, mentally and spiritually. For that reason, he designed a ninth grade conﬁrmation class that challenged young people to complete speciﬁc physical, mental, and spiritual goals. In retirement, he formulated a new understanding of the early stories in Genesis.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service for Rev. Peacock will be held on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord Street, Peterborough, with a reception to follow in the church’s Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of ﬂowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to the Union Congregational Church in Peterborough.