Wayne Hobert Peters, 92, 1219 Broad Street, Elizabethton, was promoted to Glory, Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Bruce and Iva Lee Reed Peters. He had lived most of his life in Carter County.
Mr. Peters had served in the United States Navy during World War II, stationed in the Pacific. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation, having worked there for more than 30 years. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
Mr. Peters loved to farm and do carpentry work.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, RuthaMae Slemp Peters, March 6, 1986; an infant daughter, Waynetta Ivajo Peters; four sisters, Bonnie Reynolds, Ada Chambers, Rosa Peters and Dessie McCarty; and two brothers, Carl and Bob Peters.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Heaton and husband Ronnie, Elizabethton, and Vicky Peters, Clam Gulch, Alaska; a son, Gary Peters, Elizabethton; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Peters will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and the Rev. Mark Potter officiating. Music will be provided by Loren Harris. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Nathan Jennings officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, will be Darrell Byrd, Jason Peters, Jamie Heaton, Keith Kennedy, Billy Winters, Dustin Winters and Devin Peters. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. Jonathan Bremer, the Team Members of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and Caris Hospice. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ronnie Heaton, 1219 Broad Street, Elizabethton. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Peters to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 776, Elizabethton, TN 37644 or to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 127 Dillon Court, Gray, TN 37615. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Peters family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.