Edward A. Peters Jr.

Edward A. Peters Jr. age 81 of Maryville, IL, born November 9, 1932 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away at 2:09am on Friday May 2, 2014 at his residence.

He was a retired owner of Watson’s Office Supply in East St. Louis and Fairview Heights, IL for over 30 years.  He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, and attained the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Ribbon, and a United Nations Service Medal.  He enjoyed Cardinal baseball, crossword puzzles, listening to jazz, and going out for breakfast.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward A and Gladythe nee Durley Peters Sr.

He is survived by his wife Norma F. nee Bennett Peters whom he married on November 1, 1952, a daughter Amy (Don) Grzina of Belleville, IL, two grandchildren McKenzie and Bennett Grzina, and a sister Diane (Don) Gregg of St. Louis, MO.

Celebration of Life visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday May 6, 2014 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Street Maryville, IL.

Graveside services will be held at 11am on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO with full military honors. Rev. Tony Minear will be officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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