Steve R. Peters

Published 8:39 am Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Steve R. Peters, 54, of Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, following an extended illness.
Steve was born January 15, 1961, in Homestead, Fla., to Mary Alice Williams Peters and the late Earnest S. Peters. He lived most of his life in Carter County.
Steve was a 1979 graduate of Elizabethton High School and was retired due to disability as a pipe fitter. He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church. He was an outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing and hiking, but most of all he loved the Lord and spending time with his family.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Peters.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 24 years, Debbie Shell Peters; two children, Hunter and Natasha Peters, both of the home; a sister, Melanie Peters, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts, including a special aunt, Nina Ellis, Elizabethton; and a special cousin, Brian Ellis and wife Sherry, Unicoi.
Funeral services for Steve R. Peters will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mark Fowler officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at noon Thursday, May 21, in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brian Ellis, Boone Ellis, Adam Buck, Chris Peters, Cody Vanover and Bradley Townsend. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Peters, Dr. Robert Shubert, Bruce Winters, Mike Whitehead, Wayne Little, John Papantoniou and John Paul Mathes. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11:20 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Peters family.

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