FAIRBURY - Charles Russell Peters, 49, of Gilbertsville, Ky., formerly of Fairbury, died at 7:24 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 24, 2005) at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
A private family memorial service will take place at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Shirley Allen Peters, Gilbertsville, Ky.; his mother, Evelyn Appleby Peters, Vandalia; daughter, Jennifer Lynn, Bloomington; son David James Peters, Bloomington; four grandchildren, Kelsey Michelle Ross; Kaleigh Miranda Ross; Brandon Tyler Peters; and Arianna Kaleen Peters; and five brother and sisters, Sue Douglas, Arcola; Bill Peters, Lawrenceville; and Daniel Peters, Patricia Bales and Jim Peters, all of Vandalia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Russell Peters, and a brother, Thomas Andrew Peters.
He was a native of Vandalia. He served as a correctional officer at Pontiac Correctional Center, Pontiac, for 18 years, then as a correctional sergeant at Shawnee Correction Center, Vienna, for eight years.
He was an Army veteran.
He was an avid fisherman and golfer and enjoyed woodworking and playing poker.