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William Peters

William Edward "Pete" Peters Sr.

Friday, November 15th, 1935 - Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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William Edward “Pete” Peters Sr., 83, widower of James Perry “J.P.” Peters, who passed away Thursday, December 27th, 2018. He was born November 15th, 1935 in Danville, Kentucky, son of the late Sallie Searight and he was raised by his grandmother, Lizzie Searight. Pete was a member of Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington. He was a multi-talented individual, who started as a student of Electrical Engineering, and later worked as a Landscape Designer, Hospital Orderly (Eastern State Hospital and The VA Medical Center Lexington, Ky ), Sinclair Gas Station owner/operator, Educator/ Administrator (Job Corps), General Building Contractor, Licensed Master Electrician, Certified Instructor of Master Automobile Mechanics, Electrical Inspector, and Cemetery Caretaker.

Pete became an Educator/Administrator at the Camp Atterbury, Indiana Job Corps Center, starting as a Resident Advisor, and progressing through several management positions. He was certified by the State of Indiana, teaching Automobile Mechanics Class during this period. He was mentored by the Camp Atterbury Job Corps Center Director into management, and later served as the Job Corps Center Director at Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Dayton, Ohio, and Bronx, New York facilities.

Pete was the caretaker for the Maple Grove Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky, which was founded by the Knights of Pythias. He was the last surviving member of the Knights of Pythias Georgetown Lodge. Pete wanted to maintain the cemetery as a non-profit so that there would be an affordable cemetary burial option for the African-American community of Georgetown.
He is survived by his daughter, Glenda N. Peters; three sons, William E. (Kyong) Peters Jr., Gerald K. Peters and James P. (Leslie) Peters II; nine grandchildren, LaShanta “Nikki” Peters, Raphael Watts, Andrew (Emily) Watts, William E. Peters III, Kirtley (Alex) Karpodinis, Adrianna Peters, Richard (Kimber) Peters, Christopher Peters and Joseph Peters; four great-grandchildren, Nataniah Jackson, Albert Watts, Wesley Watts and Bishop D’Artagnan Peters; a loving sister, Lorene Hutson; a special “daughter”, Gail (Gregory) Figgs; his best friends, Philip “Hank” Finley and Larry “Ike” Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Pete was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Peters; one sister, Katherine Love; one brother, James Meaux. Visitation will be Thursday, January 3rd from 5 to 8pm at Johnson’s Funeral Home and then on Friday from 10am until time of service at 11am at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road, Lexington. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Johnson's Funeral Home
    641 S. Broadway
    Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Consolidated Baptist Church
    1625 Russell Cave Road
    Lexington, Kentucky 40505
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  • Service

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Consolidated Baptist Church
    1625 Russell Cave Road
    Lexington, Kentucky 40505
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    Pastor Richard Gaines
  • Interment

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 |
    Friday, January 4th, 2019
    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Georgetown, KY 40324
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Posted at 10:09pm
I am very sorry for your loss. You can find a comforting scripture in your Bible at Revelation 21:4. Almighty God, Jehovah promises that death will be done away with. He has the power and is eager to remove death. His Son, Jesus Christ also promised that the dead will live again and will live forever under peaceful conditions. Please go to for more comforting thoughts.
Again, I send my condolences.

Posted at 09:12am
Our sincere condolences to the family. The Bible has beautiful and comforting scriptures to help cope with the grief and sadness. I pray that the family will find comfort in the promise for the future at Isaiah 26:19; “Your dead will live. And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life”. To learn more about this promise please visit our website: and view the comforting video; What is the Condition of the Dead?


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Posted at 02:44pm
I just saw the news about the passing of Mr. Peters; i'm truly sorry for your loss. Mr. Peters served on the Planning Commission while I was the Planning Director and I got to know him during my time. He would often meet with me to ask questions, learn more and also to share stories about different things (and times); I really enjoyed our talks. Mr. Peters will be greatly missed.


Posted at 09:59am
Please accept my sympathy for the death of your dear Mr. Peters. Your heavenly Father shares the loss also (Ezekiel 18:32).  He has wonderful plans for his future (Hosea 13:14; Revelation 21:3-5).   Here is the link to a video about the hope for our dead loved ones that has greatly helped me over the years: I sincerely hope it will benefit you as well.  My heartfelt condolences to all of you.   Psalm 37:11, 29; Philippians 4:6-7.

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