George Belk Peters, Sr. ’47

George Belk Peters, Sr. ’47, a native and lifelong resident of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away Nov. 4 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Robert Lynn Peters, Sr. and Mary Belk Peters. George graduated from Davidson where he was president of the senior class. He was an outstanding athlete in both high school and college and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Davidson in 1994. He served in the 69th infantry division as lieutenant and met the Russians at the Elbe River. George was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kingsport for 80 years and served as a deacon. He worked in the printing and binding business for the Kingsport Press and Southeastern Color Graphics. George had a love of family, sports, and singing and performed with a local band, The Has Beens, for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Robert Lynn Peters, Jr., and his twin brother, Thomas Landon Peters, who was killed in action during World War II. George is survived by his wife of 62 years, Emily Loftis Peters, 1935 Manor Ct., Kingsport, TN 37660; three sons, George Belk Peters, Jr. (Ann), Thomas Loftis Peters (Mindy), James Barton Peters ’80 (Donna); and three granddaughters, Amanda, Jessica, and Katie.