BUCKHANNON ó Donald Gene Peters Sr., 77, of Clarksburg, died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the WV Veteranís Nursing Facility in Clarksburg. He was born February 27, 1935 in Upshur Conty a son of the late Bayard and Hazel (Warner) Peters. On August 31, 1955 he married Frances (Bailey) Peters, deceased May 25, 2010. Don retired in 1986 as a security specialist in electronic data processing from the Washington Gas Light Company in the Washington, D.C. area.
Over the years, this Marine Corp Veteran had a variety of jobs in the baking industry and owned a bakery in Philippi and in Buckhannon. He also served in pastoral ministry at several churches, the last being South Buckhannon Mission Church. Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Bryan and husband Ron of Oakton, Va. and Melanie Morris and husband Jay of Lost Creek; four sons, Donald Peters Jr. and wife Tina of Nokesville, Va., Stephen Peters and wife Sherri of Hurt, Va., David Peters and wife Karen of Jacksonville, Texas and Philip Peters and wife Theresa of Gassaway; 17 grandchildren; 13 great0grandchildren; one brother, William Lee Peters and wife Linda of Shelbyville, Tenn., two sisters Joann Edmond and husband Jim of Buckhannon, and Hazel Lorene Judy of Las Vegas, Nev.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Jonathan Peters and one great-grandson, David Wingo.
A graveside service was held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Veteransí Cemetery in Buckhannon with Chaplain Adam Boyd officiating. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and DAV Chapters 5 and 36 conducting military honors. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.Polingstclair.com.
With grateful hearts, the family thanks the wonderful people at the W.Va. Veteranís Nursing Facility and Amedisys Hospice of Anmore for the friendships and care given to Don Peters during his three year stay. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the W.Va. Veteransí Nursing Facility Resident Benefit Fund, One Freedomís Way, Clarksburg, WV 26301. This fund allows the veterans to participate in activities outside of the facility such as fishing, movies, lunches, bowling, fairs, festivals and more.