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Gene Austin Peters
1944 - 2017


Gene Austin Peters, 72 of Decatur passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital with his
family by his side.

Gene was born in September of 1944 in Poca Princess, West Virginia the son of Carl and Mary Peters and step-
father, Frank Martin. He retired from Sunbeam Bread as a route driver. He was a very proud man and always put
his family first. He was married to Teresa (Overfield) Peters in October of 1970.

Gene leaves behind his wife, Teresa, daughter, Tanya (Clifford) Cobb, grandsons, Braxton Wilder and Ray Bates
Jr., granddaughters, LaSasha Wilder and Clytasia Lambert, great grandson, Ry’Lan Wilder, sister, Glenna (Robert)
Watson of Indiana, brother, Larry (Pat) Peters of West Virginia, sister, Charlotte (Ralph) Cregger of West Virginia
and a host of nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the staff at Decatur Memorial Hospital, friends and family for their Loving Care Prayers
and Support during this difficult time.

Per Gene’s wishes there will be no services planned. Anyone who wants to pay their respects can come to Gene and
Teresa’s home. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the
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