obit: Frank J. Peters
YOAKUM – Frank J. Peters, 69, of Rt. 2 in Yoakum died at 6 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital.
He was born in Lavaca County on Sept. 26, 1909, and returned to Yoakum five years ago after having lived in Houston where he worked as an electrician for 31 years.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church near Yoakum with the Rev. Michael O’Shaughnessy officiating.
Burial will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus. J. E. Mudd, Joe brown, Otis Hermes Sr., Otis Hermes Jr. Dennis Kutach and Tommy Chilek.
Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Buffington Funeral Home in Yoakum.
Mr. Peters, often known as the “Mayor of Petersville,” opened a grocery store there in 1929, and also headed a band known as the Knighthawks. He was also active in promoting baseball in the area.
In 1943 he moved to Houston where he was employed by the Brown Shipyard, and played baseball for the Brown Rockets. He attended electrician’s school, became an electrician, and was a retired member of Electrical Union 716 of Houston.
Returning to Petersville in 1974, he was an active member of RVOS, Hochheim Lodge No. 58, the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and of Hochheim Lodge No. 90. He recently received an award for being selected Knight of the year.
He and his wife would have soon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He is survived by his wife, Milady Peters of Yoakum; two sons, Frank Peters Jr. and Bob Peters of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Langston of San Antonio; one brother, Victor Peters of Yoakum; and nine grandchildren.
Victoria Advocate, November 12 and 13, 1978
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis