William Allen Peckham

Obituary for William Allen Peckham

July 24, 1964 - December 30, 2016
Plano, Texas | Age 52

Loving Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend


PECKHAM, William Allen was born July 24, 1964 in Tucson, Arizona. He died on December 30, 2016. He enjoyed helping others and spending time with family and friends, listening to classical music, baking, and watching Dr. Who and Football. He became an Eagle Scout in 1978. He graduated from Palo Verde High School and went on to receive a BS (1986) and MS (1989) in Computer Science at University of Arizona. He joined the Mensa group in 1991 after taking the quiz on a whim. He spent his early professional career with Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX and later worked with MCI Telecom. After leaving MCI he decided to semi-retire early to spend time with his many friends and family while working as a Free-lance writer to research and authenticate Wikipedia articles and Arizona History. William was an active member of Wilshire Baptist Church since 1989. He is survived by his brother Dr. Steven Peckham and his wife Gretchen Peckham of New London, NH. He is also survived by his niece Sara Peckham and nephew Andrew Peckham. He was predeceased by his parents Elbert Herbert Peckham and Joyce Louise Prestridge. Services will be held at Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas on Tuesday January 10th. Inurnment will follow at Wilshire Baptist Church Columbarium. Memorials may be given in his honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

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