|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1954|
Prince William County
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2011|
Matthew Loren Peters
Matthew Loren Peters, loving husband and father, Age 56, of Woodbridge, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Fairfax Hospital.
Matt was a lifetime resident of Prince William County, born in the town of Quantico on March 29, 1954. He graduated from Gar-Field High School in 1972. Matt was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy Peters and Gladys Ritchey Peters.
Matt is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Jo Ann Drennen Peters; his adoring children, son, Ty Peters, and daughter, Laina Peters; and four brothers, Al, Roy, Mike, and Pat Peters. Matt was very committed to his family and was actively involved in his children's youth sports throughout their lives. Matt was loved by everyone who knew him and was always kind, good, honest, and a positive role model.
Matt retired from the United States Postal Service after 36 years and most recently was employed part time at American Legion Post 364. Matt was an active member of the community serving as the first Department of Virginia Sons of the American Legion Commander, Past Exalted Ruler of the Woodbridge Elks, Past President of the Woodbridge Postal Clerk Union, and Past President of the Woodbridge Men's Slow Pitch League. He was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Wednesday Early Mixed Bowling League for many years, and was a leader and inspiration of the Woodbridge Sons of the American Legion, "His Grasshoppers". Matt's dedication to the community will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. at the Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, VA. The American Legion and Elks will hold services at 8 p.m. at the same location [SAL service changed to Saturday, just before the funeral service]. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mountcastle with Interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Following the Interment, there will be a Celebration of Matt's Life at American Legion Post 364.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Matt Peters' Sons of the American Legion, 364 Squadron, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2121, Woodbridge, VA 22194
Obituary provided by the Peters Family.
Published in News & Messenger [Manassas, VA] on January 19, 2011
Lee Roy Peters (1922 - 1998)
Note: Internment took place on Saturday, 22 Jan 2011.
Prince William County
Created by: Jay Rarick
Record added: Jan 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64392403
Past Exalted Ruler of the Woodbridge (VA) Elks|
Added: Jan. 16, 2012
First Department of Virginia Sons of the American Legion Commander; Treasurer of SAL Squadron 364, Woodbridge, VA|
Added: Jan. 19, 2011