NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH — Richard Carroll Peters, 75, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at his home on North Topsail Beach. Richard was born Aug. 12, 1945, in Fort Gay, West Virginia. He graduated from Huntington High School, West Virginia. In 1968, he graduated from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.
Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Lily Coleman Peters; and father, Charles Riffle Peters of Fort Gay, West Virginia.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rose Caparros Peters; brothers, Geoffrey W. Peters of Fairfax, Virginia, and Charles Riffle Peters Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Richard served in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a bank examiner for 30 years. After retiring from the FDIC, he and Rose moved to North Topsail Beach.
As a second career, Richard served as a member of the Town of North Topsail Beach Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and Board of Aldermen from 2004 until the present day. He also served as a town representative to the Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission. In commemoration of his leadership and devotion to the Town of North Topsail Beach and the State of North Carolina, the North Topsail Beach Town Park was renamed the Richard Peters Town Park.
Richard was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area, where he served in this organization of volunteers dedicated to “Improving the world one child and one community at a time.”
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.
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