Dec. 24, 1942 - Nov. 12, 2017
Bobby Theodore Peters, 74, entered into glory with our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. in Astoria. He was a seven-year resident of Hammond, Oregon. Bobby was loved by many, and will be missed by all who knew him.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 41 years, Terie Lynn (McGregory) Peters.
Bobby was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1942, to Gladys Levan Pollard and Charles Lee Peters. Both parents preceded him in death.
His life’s work was in auto body repair and painting, owning several shops of his own in both Northern and Southern California. After retiring, Terie and Bobby relocated to the Pacific North Coast of Oregon, where they eventually went to work at Point Adams Packing Company. Bobby worked until September 2017.
Bobby has two children from his first marriage, who both survive him: Terrance (Glori) Peters of Florida and Kimberlyn (Jerry) Morris of California.
Left to mourn his passing are stepmother Rose Alice Peters of Indiana; sisters Shirley Hall of Georgia, Linda Thomas of Virginia, Gwen Peters of Alabama and JoJo Peters of Indiana. Also, brothers Charles Peters Jr. and Chad Peters of Indiana; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Bobby loved and was very proud of his six grandchildren. They are Stanley, Terrance, and Simone Peters of Florida. Also, Robert, Ryan, and Christopher Morris of California.
Bobby is also survived by numerous family members in California, Oregon, Washington, and Texas, who all loved him, and whom he loved. Bobby often said that he greatly treasured his wife’s family because of the way they all accepted him and loved him.
Our grief is deep as is our mourning: Ken McGregory (Mary Jo Litherland), father-in- law, Longview, Washington; Luella Kerr, mother-in- law, Hammond, Oregon; Peggy (Allen) Berry, Hammond, Oregon; Ken (Robin) McGregory, Portland, Oregon; Bill (Jackie) Kerr, Warrenton, Oregon; and Brian (Patricia) Kerr, Woodland, Washington; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Best friend, Allen Berry, will forever miss the conversations and laughter that the two men shared. Whether cheering on their favorite basketball teams, or enjoying a day at Coffenbury Lake where they loved to drown worms, Bobby and Allen enjoyed a friendship that each referred to as a true kinship: they were brothers.
Special friends, Jill Benish and Mark Peterson, will certainly miss Bobby.
Bobby was a member of Gateway Community Church in Hammond, Oregon.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Gateway Community Church, 796 Pacific Drive, Hammond, Oregon 97121. Coffee and light refreshments to follow.
A special thanks goes to the nursing staff at Providence Seaside Hospital, Clatsop Care and Lower Columbia Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby’s name to: Lower Columbia Hospice, 2111 Exchange St., Astoria, OR 97103.
Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark.