David Paul Peters went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 16, 2021. David was born in Holland, Michigan on October 11, 1938. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Louise Freeman Peters; parents, Reinhardt Edward Frederick and Josephine Alderink Peters; and son, David Paul Peters, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Jo Peters Nehme (Terry S. Dennis) of Poquoson; son, Paul Edward Peters; brother, Bruce Henry Peters and wife Linda of Chesapeake; granddaughter Amy Sue Nehme (Zachariah McDougle) of Smithfield; grandson, Mark Paul Nehme of Providence, Rhode Island; and niece, Hollie L. Floyd. He was a 1956 graduate of Granby High School in Norfolk, VA. David retired from Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) in 1994 after 38 years of service. He was a Charter Member of the Poquoson Exchange Club, a brother in the Poquoson Masonic Lodge #49, a member of the Scottish Rites in Newport News and a Shriner at the Khedive Shriner’s Temple in Chesapeake. He also belonged to the Moose Lodge #1119 in Newport News and The Poquoson Yacht Club. He loved hunting and was a member of the George Washington Hunt Club and Marshall Hunt Club. After hunting in his later years, he took up the game of golf. David coached Girls’ Softball in Virginia Beach which led the team to the city championship in the 1970’s. Also in the 1970’s in Poquoson, he coached little league baseball.
A visitation will be held Monday, May 24, 2021 from 6-7:30 PM beginning with Masonic Rites at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home in Poquoson. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Emmaus Baptist Church. The burial will take place prior to the service at 11:00 AM Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, David wishes donations to be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Gary Sinise Foundation, or Homes for Heroes. Arrangements and heartfelt guidance through Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
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