Leon George Peters

November 6, 1934 ~ September 28, 2012

Leon George Peters, 77, of Gray, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Lifecare Center of Gray. Mr. Peters was a native of Carter County and a son of the late John C. and Bessie Lowe Peters. He was also preceded by two sisters and seven brothers. He was a member of Boones Creek Church of Christ. Mr. Peters was a former Mason and Shriner. He was a salesperson at Sears for many years. Mr. Peters was a U. S. Marine veteran. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Joyce Ray Peters; one daughter, Emily Peters of Gray; two sons, Kevin Leon Peters of Johnson City and Todd Peters of Gray; four Grandchildren, Jordan Coffman of Gray, Logan Peters of Johnson City, Shaun Whitson and Hannah Peters both of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from the Mountain Home National Cemetery at 11:00 am. Military Honors will be accorded by the Boone Dam VFW from Kingsport. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Monday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morris Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. 423-282-1521

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  1. Anonymous says:

    In recognition of Leon Peters’ Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the members of the SSgt Walter F. ‘Trae’ Cohee III Detachment # 115, Salisbury, MD as well as the members of the Tri-Cities Detachment # 969, Gray, TN of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family. SEMPER FIDELIS Don Elseroad Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret) MCL Detachment # 115 & # 969

  2. Anonymous says:

    Aunt Joyce, Kevin, Todd and Emily, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all,I have Many Memories Of Uncle Leon and your Family, He was a Great Man and will be missed by everyone That knew him, What a reunion Day they Must be having in Heaven,I Love you all Dearley

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dear Peters Family, We share your sorrow. “Christ did actually rise from the dead and has become the first of millions who wil come back to life again someday. (1Corintians 15:20) May the God of comfort be with you in this time of sorrow. Wtih sympathy, Robin…[email protected]

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wanted you to know that I was thinking of you and your family at this time, Love Theresa

  5. Anonymous says:

    Todd & Family- I am so sorry for your loss. Though we have no clue why some suffer from an illness and some don’t, please find comfort in knowing that God has a reason and is in control. He is the God that will hold your hand through this terrible time and walk with you through the hard days ahead. I will pray for you all.

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