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.