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James Darrell Peters

James Darrell Peters

August 29, 1939 - July 17, 2017     Age: 77

James “Jimmy” Peters 77, of Fernandina Beach, Fl, passed away Monday July 17, 2017 at Nassau /Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He was born in Fernandina, Fl, on August 29, 1939, the son of the (late) George Darrell Peters and Grace Bennett Peters of Fernandina Fl.  He attended Fernandina High School where he played trumpet in the High School Band under Dr. Bud Hill. He graduated in 1958 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was stationed on the U.S.S. Saratoga. Following his discharge, he returned to Fernandina where he worked for Rayonier. He retired in 2002 as a Wood – Scaler after 34 years of service.

He was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church and was active in the Ashburn-Hendricks Sunday School Class. Mr.Peters was preceded in death by his Father and his Brother Ronnie Peters.

He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Shirley Peters, his son Gregory and Amy Peters of Fernandina Beach, his mother Grace Bennett Peters of Fernandina Beach, his brother John Peters of Fernandina Beach, his sister Barbara Zachary of Brunswick, Ga., and Sister Joanne and Donald Wilder of Fernandina Beach, his Granddaughter Kendall Rae Peters and Grandson Jensen Gregory Peters

The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM Thursday in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard. Services will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Zach Terry and Rev. Wayne Arnold, officiating.

Flowers are accepted or you may make Memorials in his memory to the Yulee High School Baseball DUG OUT Club, Inc., 85375 MinerRoad, Yulee, Fl. 32097.

25 Condolences

  • Claire Dukes Posted July 18, 2017 1:17 pm

    Shirley and family, I know your loss, my prayers are with you during this ever so difficult journey. God bless you all.

  • Barbara Lyle Posted July 18, 2017 4:27 pm

    Shirley and family, may God wrap his arms of love around you and help you through this journey. Lean on him for your strength. Love and prayers, Barbara and Joe Lyle

  • Peggy Dees Menefee Posted July 18, 2017 4:38 pm

    Shirley and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Jimmy.. Thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.❤️

  • Harriet Dukes Posted July 18, 2017 4:51 pm

    Dear Friend, praying for you. Your Jimmy was such a sweet person.

  • Reeve Barrow Posted July 18, 2017 4:54 pm

    RIP Shipmate Fair Winds & Following Seas

  • Marg Keizer Posted July 18, 2017 6:48 pm

    I am sad and sorry for your loss of Jimmy/Pop. May God give. You Shirley and your family the strength to get through this and to move forward. Jimmy/Pop is in a better place right now.

  • Tommy & SurnHall Posted July 18, 2017 8:50 pm

    So saddened by this news. Sue and I send our love. We know the Holy Spirit will bring Divine comfort. You & your family are in our prayers.

  • Shirley Metts Brown Posted July 18, 2017 9:19 pm

    I pray for peace and comfort for you Shirley. You have been a dear friend to me. Love and hugs.

  • Jim Daugherty Posted July 18, 2017 10:30 pm

    So very sadden to learn the passing of my dear shipmate friend and a life long friend. He will be greatly missed. May God comfort your family at this time of need. We know where he is and he will be there to greet us in the very near future. So thankful for God’s amazing love and through his birth, death and resurrection we have everlasting life. Thank you Jesus

  • Lynda Hichey Lee,dtr r of your Aunt Kathryn Bennett Hickey Posted July 18, 2017 11:27 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He tried so hard to over come his discomfort. Losing another cousin is not what we expect. God bless you Shirley, and look to the Lord our God for strength and comfort. It is going to be very hard.

  • James (Jimmy) Rice Posted July 19, 2017 9:20 am

    So sorry to hear about Jimmy passing, we were childhood friends. Jimmy and me served on the Saratoga at the same time period, I directed the jet’s onto the cat’s and he hooked them up for launching. I have fond memories of his entire family, his sister Joanne and me were in the same class all through school.

  • Cindy Evans Posted July 19, 2017 9:35 am

    Shirley and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort during these dark days. Only God can give us the peace we during this time, praying you feel his comforting arms wrapped tightly around you. Hugs, thought and prayers.

  • Floyd Campbell Posted July 19, 2017 9:57 am

    Shirley, so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Many fond memories of Jimmy. Stay strong for your family during these difficult times.

  • Lisa Chaffman Posted July 19, 2017 12:30 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you now as he is always. Love and Peace my friend.

  • Alice Holton Posted July 19, 2017 12:56 pm

    Shirley so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Wish I could be there but will pray for you.

  • Glenda Ennis Posted July 19, 2017 2:28 pm

    Shirley, My heart goes out to you, I know what you are going through. You will be in my prayers.

  • Genie Duggan Posted July 19, 2017 2:38 pm

    I don’t believe there was ever a nicer man than Jimmy. He was a true southerner of kind heart. I know he will be deeply missed by all who loved him and close friends.

  • Marcy & Billy Mock Posted July 19, 2017 8:16 pm

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Peters family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I know how much Jimmy will be missed. Take good care.

  • John Griffin Posted July 19, 2017 8:26 pm

    Shirley, I was so sorry to hear about Jimmy. I know with your strong faith in God and the support of family and friends, you will find peace knowing that Jimmy is with his Lord and Savior. May Jesus be with you and your family during this trying time .

  • Larry & Phylllis Williams Posted July 20, 2017 8:51 am

    Shirley and family, we were so saddened to hear of Jimmiy”s passing. We enjoyed all the moments that we shared as member of the Sunday School Class and other church events.

  • Hal & Patricia Whitley Posted July 20, 2017 9:25 am

    Patricia and I are so saddened to hear about your loss. Jimmy was one of the easiest going people I have ever known in my life. God bless you and your family during this time.

  • karen Langshaw Posted July 20, 2017 1:30 pm

    Shirley and Greg, keeping you in my thoughts. Much love to you both.

  • jean(king) HENN Posted July 20, 2017 7:16 pm

    Shirley my husband and i are so sorry to hear about your loss, if there is

    any thing i can do call me 261-1063 our prayers are with you

  • Debi Bernhard Posted July 21, 2017 10:04 am

    Shirley, so sorry for your loss. Jimmy is resting now and I’m sure he would say “It is well with my soul” Keeping you in our hearts and prayers

  • Windle and brenda brooks Posted July 21, 2017 9:43 pm

    Shirley and Grace sorry about jimmy he was one of the neighborhood kids and spent countless hours playing cowboys and Indians those memorys will last forever,also Barbara,joanne and johnny I feel ive lost a brother may gods love bring you peace and comfort

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