Charles Ray “Dick” Peters, 83, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Gordon and Jennie Morrell Peters.
Dick was a retired employee of the City of Elizabethton and formerly was employed at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622, the York Rite Bodies, Jericho Shrine Temple and the Elizabethton Oriental Band. He was active in the Carter County Rescue Squad for 35 years.
Dick was a member of First Baptist Church and the Four Square Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Praying Mountain Men.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Manning, and a brother, Paul Myers.
Survivors include a daughter, Lou Eller, Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Lia Pritchard and husband Brian, Fall Branch, and Cindy Eller, Bristol; a great-grandson, Jake Pritchard; and two sisters, Betty Benfield and Pedge Lancaster, both of Elizabethton.
Funeral services for Mr. Peters will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Earl Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Active pallbearers will be Brian Pritchard, Wayne McClain, Larry Lancaster, Johnny Lancaster, Gary Lancaster, Jackie Hopson, Jeff Sharpe and Greg Benfield. Honorary pallbearers will be the Four Square Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, the Praying Mountain Men, members and former members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, all the Masonic Bodies, Alf Campbell and Bill Wilhoit. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Peters to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605-4255. Masonic services will be conducted following the funeral service by the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622. Friends may also call at the residence of his daughter, Lou Eller, Elizabethton. Condolences to the Peters family may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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