Max Peters

Max Peters Sr.

Sunday December 24, 1933 - Thursday August 20, 2020
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Graveside services for Max Henderson Peters, Sr., 86, of Rayville, LA formally of Waterproof, LA will be held at Legion Memorial Cemetery on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 3:30PM with Johnny Hoychick, Jr., Dr. Eddie Wren, and Stacey Didyoung officiating under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Max Henderson Peters, Sr. was born on Sunday, December 24, 1933 in Franklin, LA to Elizabeth Rose Peters and Louis Otto Peters, Sr. and passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Monroe, LA.

Max served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He spent most his time working for Chevron, where he retired after 35 years as a Senior Drilling Rep and served as president of Miss-Lou Chevron Retirees for 17 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rayville, VFW, and American Legion in Rayville

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother- Louis O. Peters, Jr.; nephew- Stathum Louis Peters; grandchildren- Katherine Corinne Rife and Edwin Lee Rife, III; and great-grandson- Timothy Luke Didyoung.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 62 years Martha Peters; he was a loving father to three children: his daughter- Stephanie Peters Rife & her husband Lee and two sons- Max Peters, Jr. & his wife Dena and Arthur L. Peters & his wife LeAnne; grandfather of Stacey Rife Didyoung & her husband Chris, Katie Rife June & her husband Scott, and Kimberly Peters Reagan & her husband Chris; great-grandfather to Alexis, Jade, Trent, Christina, Forrest, and Caleb.

Pallbearers are Arthur Peters, Chris Didyoung, Scott June, Chris Reagan, Michael Cousins, and Perrin Roller.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Max Peters, Jr., Lee Rife, Hollis Adams, Joe Young, and the members of the Friendship Sunday school Class of Rayville First Baptist Church.

The family would like to say thank you to all the friends who have sent up prayers and a special thank you to the staff of the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home, the staff at Compassus Hospice, and the doctors and nurses who cared for him over the last month at Glenwood Medical Center.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either St. Jude, Salvations Cross, or First Baptist Church Building Fund.

The family will receive friends at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 1PM until 2 PM with a procession following to the graveside at Legion

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Posted at 09:58am
Condolences from the Boudreaux families, Foxy Beverly, Chad, Brandy, Alexa & Colette
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Posted at 08:21am
My sincere sympathy. Max was my mentor and advisor when I started at Chevron; a great man.
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Linda Rose Abbott

Posted at 10:42pm
So many fun summers spent in Waterproof with Aunt Elizabeth and family. Loved being with the Peter’s family when they came for a visit to Franklin. Max was someone I looked up to since I was the youngest in the Rose family. My love goes out to you all. Love. Linda Rose Abbott.

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