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Victor H. “Vic” Peters, 94, Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, at Norfleet Baptist Church, followed by the funeral at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Norfleet Baptist Church, 5512 Norfleet Rd, Kansas City, MO 64133. Vic Was born in Kansas City, on Sept. 20, 1920, to John and Georgia Peters. His beloved wife of 69 years, Alice, preceded him in death in 2013. Brothers, John, Bill, Bob and Glenn, also preceded him in death. Vic attended Northeast High School, Kansas City College of Commerce and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Vic retired from Butler Manufacturing Company, Kansas City, after over 43 years of service. He served in various capacities: Manager of Order and Billing, Order Control, Adjustment Department, and was Accounts Payable and Fleet Manager at the time of his retirement in 1983. He was a past member of National Fleet Owners, National Office Management, Administrative Management Society, past President of K.C. Wagoneers Camping Club, Vice President of Chapel 20 Neighborhood Council and greatly enjoyed his Butler retirees group. He was a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps in World War II and served as a Communications Supervisor in the message center at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. He was selected for the first Honor Flight of World War II veterans from Kansas City. He was a Deacon and active member of Norfleet Baptist Church. He volunteered at Truman Library, Independence Police Department, the American Red Cross and Independence Regional Hospital. His most recent position was at the Truman Visitor Center where he served until the age of 93. Survivors include his son, Tim and wife Jenny; daughter, Vicki and husband Curt Fieleke; five grandchildren and spouses; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Alvin and wife Janis; brother-in-law, Glenn Sheets and wife TLeana; sisters-in-law, Alice Cotten, Thelma Peters, Lenna Ransburg and many nephews and nieces and a host of friends. Arr.: Missouri Funeral Care, (816) 353-1700. Missouri Funeral Care, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133, (816) 353-1700
Bob in Grandview, Missouri says
I am grateful for the life of Mr. Peters. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.