Wayne Ramsey Peters, age 72, of South Wheelock Road, Lyndon, Vt., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the St. Johnsbury Health & Rehabilitation Center while surrounded by his beloved wife and children.
Wayne was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on June 21, 1946, son to the late Adelbert and Shirley (Knight) Peters. He was raised and educated in St. Johnsbury enrolling in the St. J Trade School, and as a Junior in ’62 he joined the Reserves. Upon graduating in 1964 he joined the Army National Guard continuing his service for a total of eight years. June 17th of that same year he married the former Sharon L. MacDonald and shared over 54 years together. Wayne was a machinist for Mardon Industries and Jenne Brothers. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post #0080 in Island Pond, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, NASCAR and trips to Maine, especially his favorite spot in Kennebunkport.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, of Lyndon, who helped to care for him these past four years with the help of their children, his daughter: Lisa Bradley (Jim) of Pencil Bluff, Ark., and their children: Courtney Bradley (Chris Beattie) and Anthony Bradley; Wayne’s daughter: Stephanie Schartner (Paul, Jr.) of Lyndon and their children: Danielle Brigham(Lance), and Paul Schartner, III(Amanda); and Wayne’s son: Scott Peters of Newark, Vt. and his children: Emily, Erin and Ethan Peters; his 2 sisters: Sherry Hevey of Lyndonville, Joanne Gammell (Ken) of Newark, a sister-in-law: Wanda Peters of Groton; 10 great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Maggie.
He was pre-deceased by his brother: Richard Peters in 2018 and by his brother-in-law: Paul Hevey.
At Wayne’s request there will be no calling hours. A gathering for family and friends will be held at his beloved “Take-a-Break” in May. The date will be published at the time.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab Activities Fund, 1248 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.saylesfh.com.