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Chester Arthur Peters Jr.

March 15, 1920 March 28, 2006
Chester Arthur Peters Jr.
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Chester Arthur Peters



C.A. peters, age 86 of Altus, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Altus.
He was born March 1, 1920 in Duke, Oklahoma to Chester Arthur Peters, Gretrude (Phipps) Peters. His father died when he was two years old; the family then moved to Mangum, Oklahoma and later to Elk City, Oklahoma where he graduated in 1939 from Sayer High School. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State College on a football scholarship before in March 1941 enlisting in the United States Coast Guard in Fort Worth, Texas. He served on a Palmetto Tender until December 1941 and was transferred to the USCG Cutter, Taliapossa out of Savannah, Georgia. He served as a yeoman under a US Coast Guard Commander and was subsequently transferred to an auxiliary oil and gas tanker in the New Your Harbor until his discharge in March 1946.
After his service duty, he returned to Elk City, Oklahoma as a salesman for the General American Life Insurance. While in Elk City, he was a member of the First Christian Church, a Past Quarter master of the VFW a member of the Kiwanis Club and a Boy Scout troop leader affiliated with his church.
He married his wife, Bettie Tackett, on August 8, 1947 in Clinton, Oklahoma. They lived in Oklahoma City while he continued working for General American Life. The family moved to Altus in August 1948, where he established the first Farmers Insurance Group , as district agent of five counties. He built his office at 712 North Main, becoming an independent agent, while building and selling real estate, setting high goals and standards for himself.
In Altus, he was member of the First Christian Church, serving as an elder and deacon.
He was a past president of the Altus Independent Insurance agents, past president of Altus Board of Realtors, and served on the state Board of Realtors.
A member of the lions Club, he later became a member of the Altus Masonic Lodge #62, he received his 45 year pin on September 2001 as a Master Mason. He served as Past Exalted Ruler of the Altus Elks Lodge. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 4876 in Altus, Oklahoma.
He loved following his sons' high school and college sports careers in football, golf, and wrestling and always a football fan of Cameron and OSU.
He taught himself to make stained glass art and many family and friends were recipients of this labor of love. His last work was a cross for the First Christian Church sanctuary, dedicated Easter 1999.

He loved to dance, golf, and fish. He also enjoyed the bridge clubs he played in with good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and a grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Bettie, son, Tom of Altus; son, David and his wife, Kathy of Gulf Shores, Alabama; son, Jerry and wife, Donna of Guthrie, Oklahoma; grandson, Brett, of Guthrie, Oklahoma; grandson, Silas and his wife, Tracy, of Tupelo, Mississippi; granddaughter, Adrienne, of Altus, Oklahoma and great-grandson, Braedon. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Faye Tackett of Orange Beach, Alabama; niece, Karen Tackett and husband Todd Brooks of Jacksonville, Florida; nephew, James Tackett and wife, Amanda, and great-niece, Daisy of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by several cousins.
Funeral services fir C.A. Peters is scheduled for Saturday, April, 2006 at 2:00pm at Lowell-Tims Chapel, Interment will follow in the Restlawn Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
The family of C.A. Peters will greet friends Friday evening March 31, 2006 from 6 to 8 pm at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund in Altus or the charity of your choice.
On line tributes can be made to the family of C.A. Peters at www.Lowell-Tims.com

04/01/2006
2:00 PM

Funeral
Lowell-Tims Chapel

Altus
OK

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