Richard C. Peters

August 12, 1945 - April 2, 2021
Richard C. Peters

Richard C. Peters passed away on April 2nd at his home on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Richard was born August 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 his 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 30 years for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a bank examiner. After retiring from the FDIC, he and Rose moved to North Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

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 long-time 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.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Hampstead Chapel, 16076 US Highway 17 N, Hampstead, NC 28443


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  • April 08, 2021
    Suzanne Kelly says:
    Rose, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I know he will be dearly missed. May God give you comfort and he rest in peace.

  • April 28, 2021
    Cathi Litcher says:
    What an amazing man! I certainly enjoyed our time together working on Kiwanis projects for the community.

  • April 19, 2021
    Jeanette, Ben, Maria, Saffa family says:
    Thank you Dick for all the memories in the canoe/kayak on the sound. We also have such fond memories of dinner parties when you were in Chicago! We are so lucky to have called you family. We now get to treasure Rose. We love you very much!

  • April 18, 2021
    Joan & Ruben Agosto says:
    We have treasured your friendship for many years. Rose, we care for you and pray for you and Dick's family. Much love, Joan and Ruben

  • April 12, 2021
    Kim Weaver lit a candle:
    Lit since April 12, 2021 at 4:39:35 PM