Captain Jack R. Peters, Chaplain Corps, United States Navy, Retired, completed his journey on earth with God, family, and friends on April 18, 2021, and now continues his journey with God, his Lord and Savior.
Jack was born in Grandfield, OK, on August 1, 1930, to A.J. and Levis Thomas Peters. His parents, his sister Sarah Jo Peters, and brother Tom Peters, all preceded him in death. His wife, Norma Black Peters, died January 1, 2016. They were married December 21, 1954, while students at Oklahoma Baptist University. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary while Norma was in ICU.
Jack is survived by two daughters, Jacque Hogue and husband Don, and Janice Stout; three grandchildren, Aubrey Hogue Davis and husband Caleb, Laney Stout Wilke and husband Brian, and John Stout and fiancé Meg Gahm; one great-granddaughter Cora Wilke and two great-grandsons, Asher Davis and Bennett Wilke; a sister, Mamie Brink of New Braunfels, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Jack graduated from Weaver High School in 1948, enlisted in the Navy, and after serving several years was honorably discharged, and then enlisted in the Navy Reserve. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1958 and Golden Gate Seminary in 1962. While in seminary he was commissioned as a Navy Chaplain in 1960.
He pastored three churches and while serving at his last church was called on active duty in 1966 and retired from the Navy on August 1, 1991. Jack was a veteran of Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. During his service years he received 13 medals (but didn’t wear some of them because he felt he didn’t earn them) and numerous ribbons, letters of commendation, and certificates. In 1972, Jack graduated from the Advance Chaplain School in Newport, RI. While in the Navy, Jack served on 12 different ships, plus four tours of duty with the Marines.
Jack was a member of North Haven Church, Norman, OK. He enjoyed being a lifetime member of these organizations: Veteran of Foreign Wars, Fleet Reserve Association, Disabled American Veterans, and the Military Officers Association. Jack held perpetual membership in Blanchard Lodge 395, where he served as Worshipful Master in 2005, and perpetual membership in the Rite of Scottish Temple in Guthrie. He was a member of National Sojourners Tinker Chapter 43, and a member of Sudan Shriners.
There will be a viewing at John Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK, on Tuesday, April 27, from 12:00-8:30pm. Family will not be present. Funeral services will be held at Ft. Sill National Cemetery on Wednesday, April 28, at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to North Haven Church building fund, PO Box 722772, Norman, OK 73070.
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