07/26/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Gene Peters

Gene Raymond Peters
(05 Dec 1937 - 24 July 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 1957

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  
We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.     Gene Peters, Class of 1957, twin brother of    Eugene Peters ('57) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Friday, July 24, 2009 at the age of 71.


From the Daily Press - 07/26/09:

             Gene R. Peters             

    NEWPORT NEWS - Gene Raymond Peters, 71, was called to his Heavenly Home on Friday, July 24, 2009.

Born on Dec. 5, 1937, he was retired from Newport News Shipbuilding. He was a beloved Father, Brother, and Papa. Friends and neighbors knew him as 'The Bike Man.' He was a faithful member of Northside Christian Church.

His parents, Ottaway T. Peters and Olive M. Sparrow, preceded him in death.

Survivors left to cherish his memory include his twin brother, Eugene O. Peters (Mary); two daughters, Kathy L. Jones of Chesapeake and Kay P. Smith (Neal Winall) of Poquoson; one son, Douglas T. Peters (Lori) of Hampton; one stepson, Darrin Deitrich of Newport News; four grandchildren, Melissa K. Jones of Chesapeake, Jennifer R. Jones (Ken Viechweg) of Oviedo, Fla., Casey Peters and Coby Peters of Hampton; one great-grandson, Caymen Jenkins of Chesapeake; and two nieces, Sherry Castellow (Mike) and Jill Tinner.
 
   
   
 
       The family would like to give special thanks to the James River Convalescent Center and The Visiting Angels for all their help.

       A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Peninsula Memorial Park with Minister Larry Jones officiating.

       Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

       Published in Daily Press from 7/26 to 7/27/2009.


July 26, 2009 
 
My thoughts and prayers are with the Peters family. I will miss Mr. Peters at the Saturday lunch gatherings we had with his son Doug. He would get excited when he got to take the tables leftovers home for dinner. He even told Doug a number of times to make sure he told Kay that he ate all his lunch; he said she always says I don't eat enough. A good man who will be sadly missed by all.
 
~ Robbie Beacham, Portsmouth, Virginia
 

July 26, 2009 

My heart goes out to Eugene and other family members of Gene Peters. Gene was someone I called ‘best friend’ … for he was just that to many people. He was a compassionate person, who cared about others and their needs. He was the one who called and checked on others when they were sick or may need a ride someplace. I had the pleasure of knowing him for about 7 years. We regularly passed one another every Saturday morning while going to yard sales and we would discuss our ‘treasures’ we had found. I fell and busted my knee in a biking accident and he explained that it was because my bike was too high for me – so he acquired one to my height and ‘gave’ it to me. We played bingo at PH Mall until they shut it down and had shared a table at Kmart bingo since last year, with mutual friends. He was a pleasure to be around, always cutting-up about his lady friends, telling us what was on special at Kmart and yelling “two-two” during our bingo games. It’s just not the same without him. I truly miss him, but I’m sure he entered the Pearly Gates yelling “two-two” and asking the good Lord WHERE He kept the FRESH doughnuts….because he had been waiting a LONG time for a good cup of coffee and the sweet taste of a doughnut! I will always treasure his memory.
 
~ Patricia Buck, Newport News, Virginia
 

July 26, 2009 

We will Gene in many ways.
 
~ Archie Lassiter, Newport News, Virginia
 

July 26, 2009 

Gene will be greatly missed by his Bingo Buddies at K-mart on Tuesday mornings. He was always a pleasure to be around. He sat across the table from my husband and me. During his illness I visited him often. We will miss him. He was a fine man. Betty Bailey and Sam Sokol
 
~ Betty Bailey, Newport News, Virginia
 

July 26, 2009 

My sincere condolences to Gene's family and his brother Eugene. I first met Gene and Eugene many years ago when I joined the Cub Scouts. Their mother was our Den Mother and we would meet at their home. From there through high school our paths crossed. I hope that you all find peace and comfort from our lord and Savior. Jim (NNHS '57) and Dorothy McDonald
 
~ Jim McDonald, Williamsburg, Virginia
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July 26, 2009 

It's been a quite some time since we've seen Gene and his family; we were next door neighbors for 15 years. All of us children grew up together and we had some great memories! Gene was a loving father and a very kind hearted man. We will miss him dearly.
Love, Diane, Dennis & Alan; Paul & Betty Byrum

 

July 26, 2009 

I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Peters. I have had the pleasure of being good friends of Doug and Lori and their boys. Doug is a lot like his dad, a very giving person . My prayers and heart are always with the family.

~ Donna Dumas, Newport News, Virginia

 

July 26, 2009 
 

To the family of Gene Peters: My sincere sympathy to you in your loss. Gene was a good and kind man....he lived across the street from my son, Erick. I said last week that I was going to visit him in the nursing home. I never did. I am sorry. I spoke with him on several occasions in his driveway. He will be missed. He was known as the bicycle man...even I purchased one from him. My prayers are with you.
 
~ Fred Mays, Newport News, Virginia
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July 27, 2009 

Dear Kathy, Kay, and Doug:

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I know you will miss him dearly.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and your family.

May the Lord bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

He is no longer suffering and has now been given eternal peace.

I will see you all on Wednesday at the service.

May God Bless you all.

Love you,

Rhonda K. Crayton (Cousin)

 

July 27, 2009 

Kathy, Doug and Kay,
I am so sorry to hear about your father. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Warren Wright, Winchester, Virginia

 

July 27, 2009 
 

DOUG, I NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO MEET YOUR DAD BUT FROM THESE TOUCHING LETTERS I SEE HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN. I ALSO KNOW YOUR PAIN RIGHT NOW, FOR I HAVE TOO LOST A LOVED ONE AND KNOW THIS, THERE IS NO MORE PAIN, NO MORE SUFFERING. THEY'RE AT PEACE NOW, LOOKING DOWN UPON US, SMILING. YOU AND LORI ARE IN MY THOUGHT'S AND PRAYERS LOVE LINDA GIBBS
 
~ LINDA GIBBS, Hampton, Virginia
 

 

 

  Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Peters family and their friends at this difficult time.


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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Going Home

Music -
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 (popularly known as the New World Symphony), 1893
(08 Sept 1841 – 01 May 1904)

 Lyrics added by Dvořák's pupil, William Arms Fisher


Going home, going home
I'm just going home
Quiet light, some still day
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Going to fear no more
Mother's there expecting me
Father's waiting, too
Lots of folk gathered there
All the friends I knew
All the friends I knew
I'm going home
Nothing's lost, all's gain
No more fret nor pain
No more stumbling on the way
No more longing for the day
Going to roam no more
Morning star lights the way
Restless dream all done
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life begun
There's no break, there's no end
Just a living on
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on
Going home, going home
I'm just going home
It's not far, just close by
Through an open door
I am going home
I'm just going home
Going home, going home


"Going Home" midi courtesy of - um, I don't know, but it's been in my files for a long time.....

"Going Home" lyrics courtesy of  http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/annie-haslam-lyrics/going-home-lyrics.html - 07/26/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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