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Jerry Howard Peters

October 16, 1934 - October 26, 2022

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2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Jerry Howard Peters, age 88, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at his home, following an extended illness surrounded by family, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. He was a man of God, who loved his family fervently.

Originally, born in Blackwater, VA but lived most of his life in Hawkins and Sullivan counties in TN. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Church Hill, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was a local businessman and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Laura Osborne Peters, grandson, Justin Simpson.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Mabel Jean Hawkins Peters; daughter, Shaun Moore and husband, Bryan; Sons, Steve Peters and wife, Becky, Tim Peters and wife, Tonya; Grandchildren; Erica Peters, Kaci Hill, Jeremy Peters, Jordan Kirk, Sierra Compton, Jacob Peters and 6 great grandchildren. One sister, Alice Horton.

Calling hours are from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, October 31, 2022 at the Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home and anytime at the residence. A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bryan Moore and Rev. Gary Gerhardt officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 1 at the V.A. Mountain Home National Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 AM Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Church Hill or St. Jude Hospital.