William Ray "Bud" Peters
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 30, 1917
  • Date of passing: Jan 2, 1968
Let the memory of William be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of my grandfather, William Ray Peters, 50, born in Arlington, Texas on October 30, 1917 and passed away in Pixley, California on January 2, 1968. Grandpa disappeared from Arlington, in May of 1962. Missing for 40 years until i located him on December 12, 2002. Grandpa was a veteran of WWII. He was in the Marines, the Army, and being a carpenter by trade, he helped rebuild "Pearl Harbor". His best friend was Woody Everman of "Woody's Pawn Shop" in Arlington. If you knew my grandpa or not and have good memories to share, please do. He left a year and a half before i was born, but through the memories that Momma (Linda Peters Ward") shared, i feel as if i've known him my entire life. But, i sure would love to know more. Grandpa, you did'nt have go. Please know, that i will always love you. Until we meet in heaven, so long, Grandpa.Your granddaughter, JoJo

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This tribute was added by JoLayne Ward on 4th January 2015

"It's hard to believe you've been gone 47 years. When I found you, it felt strange that you had still been alive the 1st 4 years of my life. To think you were out there, not knowing you had a granddaughter that would adore you so much. I always knew I didn't have a grandfather, I just never thought about it nor questioned why. When Momma told me at about 14 years old and gave me that picture of you in you in uniform, I wanted to know more. After Momma told me you were missing, I promised myself I would find you someday. Through the years, I somehow felt that you knew the promise I had made. I know you did. I'll love you forever, Grandpa. I'll talk to you soon. JoJo"

This tribute was added by JoLayne Ward on 5th December 2014

"Here's a yellow rose from Texas, Grandpa. If God be willing, one day i'll bring your earth vehicle home to be buried here in our National Cemetary. Full honors and the whole caboot. This time with your family in attendance, instead of "No relatives located." I love you, Grandpa Bud. I always have and i always will. But, i have a pretty good idea you've always known that...JoJo"

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