Obituary: Carl R. "Pete" Peters Jr.

Mr. Peters, former fire chief of Winter Garden, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

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Carl R. “Pete” Peters Jr., 92, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 13, 2020, at (Vitas) Quality Healthcare in Winter Garden, Florida.

Pete was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Montgomery, Alabama, to the late Carl Peters Sr. and Velma (Connell) Peters. Pete lost his mother, Velma, at the early age of 6 and was lovingly raised by his stepmother, the late Gustann (Traywick) Peters.

Pete was the oldest living fire chief in Winter Garden. Pete had owned several businesses and started West Orange Auto Sales in 1977, which he ran until his retirement in 2007 at the age of 80. Pete was a very hard-working man and a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many.

Pete was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Doris (Rowland) Peters, two sisters, Bessie Holland and Nell Rogers; two brothers, George Peters and Robert Peters.

Pete is survived by his four sons, Tommy (Lori) Peters of Montverde, Florida, James (Shirley) Peters of Ferndale, Florida, Glenn (Brenda) Peters of Ocoee, Florida, Carl (Lisa) Peters of Winter Garden, Florida; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Pete's funeral arrangements are in the caring guidance of Winter Oak Funeral Home and Cremations, 1132 E. Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787




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