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Leonard Earl Peters

December 31, 1926 — May 11, 2023

Mr. Leonard "Buck" Earl Peters, Sr, 96, of Piney Flats, TN, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023 after a short illness.

Buck was born and raised in WV and he resided in Charleston until 2020 when he moved to Tennessee to live with his daughter. He was the son of the late Cecil C. Peters and Ina Mae Peters. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Sarah Lou Peters. Also preceding him in death were: his son, Leonard Earl Peters, Jr.; brothers, Glen, Lawrence, and Norman Peters; and his sisters, Helen Elkins, Billie Mackey, and Phyllis Turley.

Buck retired from the mining industry in 1989 where he worked as an electrician for Peabody Coal and Armco Steel. As a young man, Buck served his country as an Army M.P in Japan. He was also a member of the Methodist Church for most of his adult life.

Survivors include: his daughters, Elizabeth Jean Peters, Franklin, TN and Sarah "Cathy" Sidebottom, Piney Flats, TN; two brothers, Clyde Peters of Ripley, WV, and Dean Peters of Fairmont, WV; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family of Mr. Peters will hold two celebrations of life. The first will be at his church, Edgefield Methodist Church, in Piney Flats, Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Visitation from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with service to follow at 6:00 p.m.

The second celebration will be at Handley Funeral Home in Danville, WV, Saturday, May 20, 2023, with visitation at 2:00 p.m., followed by the service at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Edgefield Methodist Church, 745 N Pickens Bridge RD, Piney Flats, TN, 37686.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family via Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the family. (423) 282-1521

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leonard Earl Peters, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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