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Private services for George Peters, 85 year old Buffalo man who passed away Tuesday morning at the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming, will be held by his family. Donations in Mr. Peters’ memory may be made to the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
George Edward Peters was born on May 10, 1927 in Barnwell, Alabama to Arthur and Grace Peters. He grew up and went to school in Mobile, Alabama. He attended Gulf Post Military School and Barton Academy High School. After high school he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served during WWII. After the war he returned and was married on March 28, 1947 to Leila Florence Blue in Mobile and they made their home in Alabama, Texas, Montana and Wyoming. George worked at various jobs including the construction of Yellowtail Dam and was also a Chief of Police in Montana. They settled in Gillette, Wyoming and Mrs. Peters passed away in September of 1980. George then spent time in Arizona and in 2005 he moved to Buffalo where he lived until the time of his death.
George was known for his generosity, giving his last dollar if necessary or the shirt off his back. He could be found any given day having lunch at Duffy’s. He enjoyed spending time with his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons, John Peters and his wife Kim of Buffalo, and Pat Peters of Tucson, Arizona; three daughters, Gail Ridley and her husband Alan of Buffalo, Martha Bartlett and her husband Shawn also of Buffalo and Megan Merchant and her husband Dan of Canyon Lake, California; one brother C.O. Peters of Fairhope, Alabama; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sons, George and Marshall Peters, a daughter-in-law, Pam Peters, one brother, and two sisters.