Fort Pierce – Edward William Peters-son of Fred William Peters and Virginia Johnson Peters flew as high as a free bird Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce, Florida. Edward was born on October 9, 1951, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the youngest of 3 children. Edward is a retired business owner.
Edward graduated from Normandy High School in 1969. He immediately joined the USMC and trained at Camp Pendleton. He was proud to be a “good marine” and often wrote home to his mom and family. His favorite part about California was the Pacific Ocean.
After his time is the Corps reserves, Ed returned to his hometown in St. Louis where he started his pool and courtyard maintenance company. He loved his hometown and was a die-hard Cardinals fan. He enjoyed the outdoors and his hot tub. He frequently played with his buddies in a band called Rajablu. They created and sang an original mix of rock, jazz, and blues. He and his bandmates Mark Miller, Dan Miller, Bruce Holst, Gary Cole and Greg Utt would have several reunions over the years and were still friends until his passing. In the late 80’s, Ed and his beloved dog, Walker, moved down to Fort Pierce to be closer to his mom and family. He started Peters Pool and Maintenance where he maintained the pools and courtyards for his customers for over 30 years.
Upon moving to Florida, Ed aka “Too Tall” quickly became part of the “dog pack” and a member of the LWPAHC (if you know, you know). Ed loved bowling, watching NASCAR races, singing karaoke, and playing poker on Friday nights. Ed and his friend Billy D’Arton wrote and published a NASCAR trivia book. Ed liked to call into the “Love Doctors” – a popular radio talk show in the 80’s and 90’s. He was responsible for a one-liner that the Love Doctors used frequently. Ed was an expert rope walker and did this often to help remain physically fit. Over the last few years, Ed adopted another dog “Lucy” that he loved very much. He also was an excellent caretaker of his sister Susan – and we will be forever grateful for his love and comfort in her last few years.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Virginia Peters; sister, Susan Fredell-Parks. He is survived by his best friends Jim “Slim” Garren (Carole), Billy D’Arton, Jay Hoke, Mark Mendenhall, Bob Garren and Chris Craft. He is also survived by and numerous nieces & nephews.
Services will be held at Haisley Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, Florida on Monday January 9, 2023, at 3:00 pm. Visitation will be from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice. A reception to immediately follow at Pineapple Joe’s for karaoke. An online guest book may be signed at