Jimmy Wayne Peters April 1, 1968 – February 5, 2021 Our beloved husband, father, son and friend gained his heavenly wings on February 5 , 2021 at the young age of 52. He was born in Van Buren, Arkansas to parents Jimmy Don and RuthAnn Peters on April 1, 1968. Jimmy was raised as a Christian in Catcher Freewill Baptist Church and remained devoted to Christ until the end. He graduated early in 1986 from Van Buren High School. While working at the local bank, with his father keeping the grounds, feeding animals he still managed to maintaining good grades. In August 1987, Jimmy proudly joined the United States Army Reserve. He worked as a civilian contractor for several years for the US Army while serving in the Reserve until being called on active duty where he served the rest of his career. He retired at the rank of 1SG after almost 28 years of service. His last duty station was at Ft Hood, Killeen TX, where he served as the III Corp Commandant/Building Manager. He mentored thousands of soldiers at home and abroad. He met the love of his life, his wife Sharee, on July 17, 2011 on her first day at work. The two shared a beautiful union of almost 10 years. Jimmy was an animal lover, especially dogs. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, his parents, his children and his dogs. Jimmy had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone in need. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a phenomenal leader, mentor, protector and an overall beautiful person who touched the lives of many. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother; Mrs RuthAnn Peters, his beloved wife; Sharee Peters, his children; Ashley N. Peters, April M. Peters, Taylor A. Peters, Shianne A. Peters and Stetson L. Peters, sibling; John E. Peters, and numerous grandchildren, close relatives and friends.

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  1. My life with you was absolutely the BEST thing that I’ve EVER experienced. You are the love of my life Babe and I will NEVER forget you. All my love forever and a day past eternity. Until I see you in paradise. Your loving wife…Sharee

  2. Condolences to the Peters family. Jimmy was one of the most dedicated, caring and loving people I ever had the privilege to be not only a coworker with but a dear friend as well. He will be missed by many, but never forgotten. To God Be The Glory. May God bless you all and give you comfort and rest. SGM(R) Michael Aycock and Family

  3. Mr.Peters, you will be truly missed.You were one of the best neighbors we could ever asked the Lord for.RIP.The Richardson love you and thank you for our beautiful Fish Tank.

  4. Jimmy true friendship never fades, I will always remember you’re care and concerns for your Soldiers. The best First Sargent I have had in 30 years of service and one of the most caring persons I have met. It was my honor to have served with you, both in War and in Peace. Farewell my Friend. The heavens will be much better now than before, we will miss you but never forget you.

  5. Condolences to your family. I was proud to have him as my right hand man during a tough deployment. I always respected his advice and friendship. He will always be missed in my heart and soul.

  6. 1st Sgt! You were one of the highest lights of my life when I served with you! Always a badass leader, and always ready to help your soldiers. I will always remember when you learned about my 21st birthday, and made me promise not to go out drinking. You were a man who truly cared. Rest in peace, Top. We love you!

  7. Jimmy You will be greatly missed. It was a honor and pleasure my brother. Thank you for always being a friend to us all.

  8. Jimmy, love you brother.Your friendship will forever be enduring. So many memories that we shared together. The years working at ECS and sharing our lunches because we were so broke just bonded our friendship. I miss those times. I will always grateful for you and the phone calls we would share and laugh at things that others would scratch their head. Your loss we be felt by all those that know and love you.. Keep laughing brother as pain is no more and rejoice on the streets of gold…

  9. Love you brother, you were the first one to talk to me when I moved to Van Buren. Your the one that got me fascinated with the infantry and the Army. That was just the 7th grade. We got to serve together at Ft.Chaffee then the Army split us two different ways I will always keep your memory with me as soldiers do, God Speed 1SG Peters.

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