82, passed away at Mattoon Healthcare on April 8, 2020. He was born in rural Neoga, January 17, 1938, son of Richard and Virginia (Carruthers) Peters. He married Judy Anderson, December 27, 1959 at St. Paul's in Sigel, II. Blessed with a happy long marriage of 60 years.
Surviving are his wife and two sons of Neoga, Mark (Barbie), Matt (Martha); six grandchildren Michael, Christopher, Jonathan, Levi, Kyle, and Marley Peters; three step grandchildren Mahalie, Colton, Shay; four great granddaughters; one sister Anita (Bob) Thomas and family.
Richard was a lifelong, hardworking farmer and owned Peters & Sons Trucking. He enjoyed time talking and working with all the drivers in the shop and spending time with friends at coffee every morning. He loved antique cars and restored several. His biggest pride in joy was his family. He adored the grandchildren and spending time with them. As the grandchildren have grown, he really enjoyed watching their accomplishments.
Family Graveside Services and burial will be conducted at Neoga Memorial Cemetery of Neoga at 10:00 AM on Saturday April 11, 2020 with Rev. Richard Coen officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga.
Memorials donations may be made to Neoga District Library PO Box 888 Neoga, II 62447 or the Neoga High School Boys Basketball Program, 790 E 7th Neoga, IL 62447
Online condolences may be expressed at www.swengel-odell.com
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Neoga District Library
PO Box 888, Neoga IL 62447
Neoga High School Boys Basketball Program
790 E 7th Street, Neoga IL 62447