AJ Peters, 85, was born on a cold day in February, 1935, in the Red Bluff community in Texas to Terry John Peters and Mary Elizabeth Peters, the third child and first son. He passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 in Houston, Texas.
It did not take him long to find the Red Bluff school where his two older sisters walked to school and he could hear the children there during recess. He graduated from Edna High School in 1953 and was a tri captain in football for the Edna Cowboys. As a young man he liked to work on motorcycles, owning a 1948 Indian. His mechanical ability carried over in life, working on farm equipment and his antique cars.
AJ served in the U.S. Navy and when he was honorably discharged, he returned to school receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business from Sam Houston State University.
In 1969 he married Beverly Anne Peck and taught school in Edna before they moved to Canyon. He was employed for several years by Continental Trailways and enjoyed taking passengers on tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. AJ acquired residential real estate properties in Canyon and was still actively involved in the residential rental business at the time of his death.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canyon where he was actively involved with his Bible Searchers Sunday School Class.
AJ is survived by his sister, Barbara Ann Purcell, of Corpus Christi, Texas, a brother, Dennis Peters, of Huntsville, Texas and by multiple nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, his sister, Dorothy Aimone, and his parents Terry John Peters and Mary Elizabeth Peters.
Graveside services were held at 9 a.m. on August 31 at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon, Texas with Rev. Gene Jones officiating. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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