JEFFERSON - Walter L. Petering, 83, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
He was born in Higginsville, Mo., the son of the late Albert and Carrie Colson Petering. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from Scientific Atlanta as a sheet metal fabricator with many years of service. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Jefferson. Mr. Petering was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond and Fritz Petering; and sister, Mildred Lamb.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Barbara Shumake Petering, Jefferson; daughter Beth (Greg) Laughinghouse, Jefferson; son, Donald (Shannon) Petering, Jefferson; grandchildren, Jason Laughinghouse and Ally Petering; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Sunday May 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Robin Self, Hillier Duke and Mark Mobley officiating. Interment was at Woodbine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Jefferson, P.O. Box 988, Jefferson, GA 30549, and Jefferson Public Library, 379 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com