JOHN DOUGLASS (DOUG) PETERS, 99, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at Harbor Health Center, Port Charlotte.
He was born June 28, 1907 in Utica, New York to John E. Peters and
Julia I. Douglass Peters. His early childhood was spent in Utica until his family
moved to Columbus where they lived for 2 years. The family then moved to Ironton, Ohio where they lived for 4 years, before moving back to Columbus. Doug was a retired
Colonel, U.S. Army and served on active and reserve duty for 32 years. He was a veteran of World War II and attended the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also attended Ohio State University. After his retirement
from the Army, Doug went to work for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and retired as Executive Director. After his retirement from PERS, he moved to Punta Gorda, arriving on Memorial Day of 1977. Active in many organizations over the years, he was a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, Goodale Lodge No. 372 F&AM of Columbus, Ohio, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, and a former member of the Isles Yacht Club, St. Andrews Golf Club, and the Peace River Power Squadron, all of Punta Gorda.
Survived by his loving wife of 76 years, Ruth M. Peters of Port Charlotte;
three sons, John E. (Ann) Peters of Santa Monica, CA, David A. (Marilyn) Peters of Madison, WI, and Darrell A. (Rochelle) Peters of Columbus, OH.