Donald Gene Peters, Sr., 77, of Clarksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at the WV Veteran's Nursing Facility in Clarksburg,
He was born Feb. 27, 1935, in Upshur County, a son of the late Bayard and Hazel (Warner) Peters.
On Aug. 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, DC 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, Tx., and Philip Peters and wife, Theresa, of Gassaway; 17 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; 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, Nevada.
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, Sept. 22, 2012, at the Veterans' Cemetery in Buckhannon with Chaplain Adam Boyd officiating. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and DAV Chapters 5 & 36 conducted Military Honors. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.Polingstclair.com.
Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
With grateful hearts, the family thanks the wonderful people at the WV Veteran's 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 WV Veterans' Nursing Facility Resident Benefit Fund, One Freedom's 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.