Jimmy Don Peters

May 4, 1941July 4, 2019

Jimmy Don Peters, 78, of Van Buren, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Fort Smith. He was born May 4, 1941 in Van Buren to the late Ed and Etta Peters. He married July 25, 1966. He was retired from Arkansas Lamp; drove a bus for the Van Buren School District; was a deacon and member of Catcher Freewill Baptist Church; and served in the National Guard for six years. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Meadville and Debra Peters; a brother, Eddie Peters; and a granddaughter, Amy Jo Peters.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth Ann Peters of the home; two sons, John Peters and wife Evangeline of Weatherford, TX, and Jimmy Peters and wife Sharee of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Maxine Myers of Fort Smith; twelve grandchildren, Amber Barber, Megan Peters, Justin Peters, Andrew Agurrie, Domnic Lewis, Katline Lewis, Adriannah Paschal, Ashley Peters, April Peters, Taylor Peters, Shianne Peters and Steston Peters; and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Antioch Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Robert Banks, Ricky Blount, and John, Jimmy, Stetson, and Michael Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be James Oritz, Eddie Odom, and Richard Gilstrap.

The family will visit with friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 8, 2019


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Gracie & Roger Pearson

July 7, 2019

Ruth....we are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
We always thought a lot of him and loved to hear him sing. I know he is in Heaven now free of all pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Please give John and Jimmy Wayne our condolences. Please take care of yourself.

Lynda Nash

July 7, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Peters years ago. He was a good man to his family and loved them greatly. Ms. Ruth, you are in my prayers. Praying for your strength and peace.

Love you

Vicki Howard

July 6, 2019

I always remember two things about my Uncle Jimmy The first one was him hiding in the trees from my Aunt Debbie and I and attacking us with the green pea like things that grew there. We thought it was a lot of fun to chase him around the yard. The other was watching him paint. He was a great artist. I love you Uncle Jimmy. I look forward to seeing you in heaven.