Frank E. "Buck" Peters Jr.
Frank E. “Buck” Peters, Jr., 89, of Bellefonte, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born on January 15, 1928 in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Frank E. and Lillie (Knapp) Peters. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia (Benner) Peters.
He was a 1947 graduate of Bellefonte High School where he was a three-sport athlete excelling in football, basketball, and baseball. Buck was a lineman for West Penn Power and retired after 40 years of service. He was a veteran serving in the National Guard. Buck was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Bellefonte, Elks #1094, and American Legion post #33. He coached 16 years for Bellefonte Little League and never missed an early morning cup of coffee with his longtime friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters; Lisa Packer (Martin) of Bellefonte, Deborah Meyer (Robert) of Vevay, IN, five grandchildren; Patience (Grant) Dean, Clifton (Melissa) Meyer, Clayton Meyer, Trayton Meyer and Quinton Meyer. Also surviving are four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and a nephew.
Friends will be received on Monday, March 10, 2017 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes Street, Bellefonte. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Andrew Morgan officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Centre County Memorial Park, State College. Memorial contributions may be made in Buck’s memory to Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., in Bellefonte. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.