Erle E. Peacock Jr.
1926 — 2012
Chapel Hill / Lake Junaluska — Dr. Erle E. Peacock Jr., of Chapel Hill and Lake Junaluska, died Oct. 25, 2012. He was the son of long-time UNC professor of accounting Erle E. Peacock and Vera Ward Peacock.
He was raised in Chapel Hill where he attended Chapel Hill schools and graduated from UNC-CH, Harvard Medical School and UNC School of Law. Dr. Peacock served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army Medical Corp, where he specialized in hand surgery at Valley Forge Army Hospital during the Korean War. He returned to UNC shortly after the hospital opened and was founder of the Plastic Surgery Division and the UNC Hand Rehabilitation Center.
In 1968 Dr. Peacock was recruited by the University of Arizona to be the founding Chair of the Department of Surgery ...