Joseph M. Peters

March 18, 1927August 18, 2013

A funeral mass for Joseph M. Peters will be on Thursday. August 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St, Josephs Catholic Church. Burial with full military honors will follow at Killeen memorial Park. Joseph M. Peters, Sr. passed away Sunday, August 18th following a brief illness.

He was proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Simonsson Peters.

Joe is survived by his son, Joseph Jr., daughters Brenda Peters Polizzi, Mary Jane Payne, Elizabeth Peters Young and his loving grandchildren Michael Polizzi, Amber Polizzi and Devin Hinson.

In addition to being a devoted husband, father and grandfather, he served his country as a faithful soldier in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Following his military retirement, Joe went on to a successful career as a salesman, achieving many professional accolades.

Having been born and raised in Panama, Joe enjoyed fishing, boating and had a great love of the sea and all things marine. His later years were spent traveling and gaming.

He will be truly missed by his family and those that knew him well.

There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Crawford-Bowers funeral Home in Killeen from 6-8- PM. A rosary will be recited at 6 PM.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Vivian Simonsson

April 4, 2014

Dear Brenda, Lizzy & Mary Jane,

I was so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. He was a wonderful person and much loved and admired by my parents, especially.

cookie frithiof

September 25, 2013

Brenda, so sorry on your loss, I know this kind of loss way to much. I have been thinking about you and your family, give them my regards and love.
Cookie (Droke) Frithiof, Manchaca, TX

Mancel Walden

September 6, 2013

I'm so very sorry for you all, Brenda, Mary Jane and Lizzy and clan! I know exactly how you feel and the pain doesn't ebb very quickly at all!! Thinking of you and praying too. Love you guys, Mancel

Kari Connell

August 24, 2013

Mary Jane and Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear father. I just found out. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know this time must be so difficult, but you have each other for comfort and memories. With love and condolences,

August 21, 2013

To the Peters Kids,

We were raised around the Peter Kids my brother (Alberto Avalo) and I (Lourdes Avalo-Arcaya). Your parents were always so kind to us and when I would go visit my father I would always visit Mr and Mrs Peters. Both of them will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you kids

lourdes Avalo-Arcaya
Orlando, FL

August 21, 2013

Mary Jane, so sorry to hear about your father. We are here for you, our prayes go out to you and the family.

Herb and Liz Thweatt

August 21, 2013

Joe will be greatly missed by neighbors and friends. Our sympathy to the family.
Greg and Nancy Wyers

John & Holly Landez

August 21, 2013

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.

Robert and Jean Simpson

August 21, 2013

It was a pleasure knowing you Joe, and you will be missed by all of your Sun City friends. Rest in Peace.

Grant Reid

August 21, 2013

Joe was a great man. He is already missed dearly. I just wish I could of spent more time to know him even better.