Larry Thomas Peters Sr.


Mr. Larry Thomas Peters Sr., 75, husband of Elsa Urmatam-Peters and a resident of Parksley, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at his home.

Born Feb. 6, 1943, on Chincoteague Island, he was a son of the late Raymond Clayton Peters Sr. and Pansy Lee Isdell Peters. Mr. Peters proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he worked as security police, and in 1968, was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. He later worked for Perdue Farms in the maintenance department and was the owner and operator of Eastern Shore Used Appliances. Mr. Peters was a member of United Christian Church, American Legion Post 100, and Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue. He enjoyed reading, watching westerns, and fishing and will be forever remembered for his constant love and dedication to his loved ones.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Vincent Thomas Peters, of Parksley; Larry Thomas Peters Jr., of Chincoteague, and Richard Thomas Peters Sr., of Parksley; two sisters, Paulette PetersBowden and husband, Eugene, and Marion Gail Parker and husband, David Lee, and brother, Benny Peters, all of Chincoteague; six grandchildren, Jessica Daniels and husband, Jonathan, of Newport News, Johnny McColligan, of Bloxom, Chris Muller and wife, Katie, of Baltimore, Md., Bobbie Williams and husband, Roland, of Accomac, Tiffany Peters, of Nassawadox, and Richard Peters Jr., of Eastville; mother-in-law, Maria Urmatam, and extended family of the Philippines; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Other than his parents, Mr. Peters was predeceased by his daughter, Tracy Lynn Peters, and brother, Clayton Peters.

Funeral services were held at the United Christian Church, in Parksley, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 with the Rev. William Cathell officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Mechanics Cemetery on Chincoteague.

The family requests donations be made to Williams Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Parksley, VA 23421, to assist with funeral expenses. Memory tributes may be shared with the family at

Williams-Parksley Funeral Home

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