Albun Jack Peters
Albun Jack Peters, 80, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Bristol Regional Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Anderson and Pearl Taylor Peters.
Albun was a 1951 graduate of Unaka High School. He served in the United States Army. He was a former employee of the Raytheon Corporation. He was partners with his brother, Rondal Peters, in the operation of Peters Jewelers, and later he was owner of Winston Jewelers.
Albun was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church but attended Hunter First Baptist Church. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Taylor, and his brothers, Lefty and Rondal Peters.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Matoka Campbell Peters; two sons, David Peters and his wife Joan and Rick Peters, all of Elizabethton; three special grandchildren, Matthew Peters, Zachary Peters and Rachel Peters; two sisters, Erma Broyles, Elizabethton, and Wilma Cannon, Fayetteville, N.C.; and a sister-in-law, Mary Peters, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services for Mr. Peters will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Friday, will be Matthew Peters, Zachary Peters, Lanny Peters, Terry Broyles, Robert Groce, Bob Campbell, Tim Cline, Eddie Reece, Andrew Meyer and Albert Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Bradshaw, Melville “Shag” Cole, Doug Smalling, Norman Peters, Harold McEwen, Mike Frazier, Harry Ford, Norman Taylor, Gene Taylor, Alf Campbell, Larry Grindstaff, John McCloud, Ron McCloud, John Richardson, George Greer, Al Hughes, Rev. Howard Messer, his many friends at Raytheon Corporation and friends and former customers and members of the Elizabethton Police Department. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion and the Tennessee National Guard. Friends may register their presence Thursday until 5 p.m. or Friday morning. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Albun to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Farris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Peters family.