Douglas Sherman Peters

Douglas Sherman Peters
Douglas Sherman Peters

Douglas Sherman Peters, 77, of Amarillo, TX passed away on January 21, 2021.

Graveside services will be at 11 A.M., Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Douglas was born in Amarillo, TX on July 29, 1943, to Estine and Vergil Peters. He served in the United States Navy as a photographer. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he learned woodworking and carpentry. He became one of the best craftsmen in the Amarillo area.

Douglas went by many names: Doug, Dad, Papa Doug, and PD. Doug was an expert carpenter and a known enthusiast of guns and knives. He enjoyed riding his bike, watching drag racing, and creating beautiful, handmade wooden crosses. Many of his friends and family were recipients of those crosses. Doug was a true disciple and shared the gospel with everyone he knew. He cared for his family and friends more than anybody else and loved spending time with his grandsons.

Doug was proud of his sobriety of more than 40 years. He counseled and befriended many as an AA sponsor.

He was preceded in death by his parents Estine and Vergil Peters; sister, Norma Kay Newkirk Kimbrell; brother, Bob Ed Peters; and nephew, Ryan Peters.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristen Reneau, and husband Bobby of Amarillo, TX; son, John Peters, of Hot Springs, AR; sister, Jan Edwards; sister-in-law, Shirley Peters. His grandsons, Noah Reneau, and Colter Reneau who were the highlights of his life. He is also survived by niece, Shelley Makovec, and husband Gary; nephew, Craig Newkirk; nephew Dallas Peters, and wife Tandra; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Survivors also include family in Denver, CO, Mary Jane Groves, and Jennifer Smith.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.



7 Replies to “Douglas Sherman Peters”

  1. We just found out about Doug, we were his neighbors and we really enjoyed visiting with him. His woodwork was a sight to be seen and we are really lucky that we got to know him.
    Rest In Peace Doug.
    Until we meet again.

  2. To all of Doug’s family I just wanted you to know I have known and been friends with him for over 40 years and my life has been enriched by it. It was a true pleasure to build cabinets with him and sharing our time together. I was fortunate enough to spend time with him right around Christmas and I will sorely miss him

  3. Doug was a good man. He was my sponsor for several years. He lived what he preached. One of the most honest man I have known. RIP my friend

  4. Well another good and faithful man goes to be with our Father In Heaven to continue the fight against the unholy people in this world. I am sure he will be with us in spirit watching out over all his family and friends. I pray God will be at the gates of Heaven to greet him and give him his wings for he truly earned them in the fight on earth against the cunning and baffling evil of this world. Rest In Peace Doug Peters my friend and until one day when we see each other again May God Bless you Greatly. Love you brother.

  5. To Kristen and all the family. Susan & I were blessed to have known Doug for over 30 years, meeting him through our friend Jan Edwards for over 40 years. We are fortunate to have been given one of his beautiful handmade crosses. We will miss our friend and wonderful craftsman.
    Paul & Susan Summer

  6. To Kristen and all the family. Bob and I are so sad to hear of Doug’s passing. We thought the world of him and know he will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

    Bob and Karen Stone

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