In Memory of Charlie Peters
Charles “Charlie” H Peters, Jr was born November 5th, 1960 in Jefferson City, a son to Charles H and Betty Peters. A few years later Charlie became a big brother to Jeanne Peters. Charlie in his young pre-teen and teen years spent many days on top of roof tops trying to locate radio waves. From a young age everyone knew there was nothing Charlie couldn’t do. In 1979, He graduated from Fatima Highschool. On May 30th, 1981, he married Rhonda Mantle in Linn Missouri. They would have three children together Darren, Tiffany and Brittany.
Charlie began his career with Learfield Communication on April 1st , 1984. Four men started this company in the basement of a house with a love for radio. Charlie was the VP of Technical Operation and the Chief Engineer. He is referred to as the rock of Learfield company providing dependability. Just as his childhood days he could do anything and was jokingly called “Macgyver” because if something was broken he could fix it with whatever was handy.
Charlie was also a member of the American Rimfire Association (ARA). He enjoyed bench rest shooting and was often 1st place. He had a saying that “second place was the first loser”. Another passion was to be at the river and being with his extended family and friends on the weekend was what he lived for. Work hard on your work days so you can have fun on your days off was very important to Charlie.
Charlies great impact that he had on the community was nothing in comparison to the great impact he had on his family. His 2 sons Chad and Darren and 2 daughter Brittany and Tiffany learned over the years what a love and healthy marriage should look like, how to work hard for what you want in life and most of all how to be a good person.
January 3rd, 2012, Charlie was diagnosed with Melanoma. His first grandchild Olivia Peters was born January 31st, 2012. This little baby was the best medicine for her Paw Paw. No matter how much his treatments would make him feel sick he always had a smile on his face when she was around. After a yearlong treatment of interferon our family thought that we were one of the lucky ones.
January 2014 the Melanoma had returned and now was stage 4. During the 8 months of multiple trial drugs and radiation our family was blessed. We were blessed to have each other and a great network of friends. August 20th, 2014 Charlie passed away at home surround by family who never left his side.