Terry Peters

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Terry W. Peters, 76, of Belleville, IL, born January 7, 1948, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at his residence.

Terry was a proud business owner and wonderful musician. His music had a big impact on a lot of people. Terry’s life revolved around his children and grandchildren. He was an outgoing and giving person, who had a passion for helping others by donating to the Wounded Warrior Project and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Walter and Ethel May, nee Clare, Peters.

Surviving are his two sons, Lou Peters and Mickey (Desiree) Peters; his daughter, Marcy Morris Peters; five grandchildren, Kailee (Robert) Peters, Sam Peters, Nick Peters, Colton Peters, and Madelyn Peters; his brother, Thomas V. (Sandi) Peters; a nephew, Thomas Peters; and a niece, Nicole (Phil) Berron.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Concordia United Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

According to Terry’s wishes cremation services were held.

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



24 Comments on Terry Peters

Arlette Peters said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2024 at 6:27 PM

Terry was like a brother to me, he was my brother in law for 30 years, I have great memories to keep in my heart. I will miss you Terry. May you rest in peace.🙏❤️

  • O'fallon
  • Il.
Josie Blankenship said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2024 at 9:20 PM

So sad to learn of Terry’s passing. He did a lot of home remodeling for us but his greatest gift was his music. We loved to hear him sing and play the keyboard. He had a great sense of humor; was an all around good guy. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  • Denton
  • Tx
Stan Sirtak said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2024 at 5:06 PM

My sincere condolences to the Peters Family. Terry was loved by everyone, a musicians musician. Followed his career from time I was a kid. He was always at the forefront of good music. A very awesome life he lived and loved! Heaven has gained a great new soldier with lots of energy!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Gary Drake said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2024 at 4:37 PM

Remembering all of the great times together. RIP my friend, you will be missed!

  • Lakewood Ranch
  • FL
Wayne & Carol Prince said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2024 at 12:03 PM

We were both so sad to hear about Terry’s passing. I had just talked to him in the last 3-4 weeks and he was so happy to settle into his house next to Mickey. I had lunch with him every few weeks while he was in the re-hab center and he was always up beat and we would have a good laugh about the days in the past. Terry was a wonderful neighbor and friend in the Garden Blvd area. He would always keep the neighborhood friends posted about his weekend gigs and we would all go out and he would always entertain us for the evening. We will all keep those memory’s close to our heart for many years to come. Terry was a good friend and a good person.

  • IL
Karah Drake said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2024 at 3:34 PM

All my love to the family. He is a legend.

  • Columbia
  • IL
thomas peters said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2024 at 5:43 PM

My Brother. I loved him and he loved me...that was always enough.The constant entertainer, he refused to let you leave without a smile. I will miss you forever Big Brother.

  • Madeira Beach
  • FL
Art Engelage said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2024 at 8:45 PM

Sorry to hear of Terrys passing. As a fellow East Enders I knew Terry all our life. He always had a smile and jovial personality as well as a talented musician. May Gods peace be with your family.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Phil Waigand said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 10:05 PM

Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing and know he lead a full life. Sincere sympathies, Phil Waigand

  • Arlington
  • TX
Ron Foster said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 7:28 PM

Who else could pull off band names like “2 N All” and the ever popular “Rodney Wilberbap and the Pilferhab Crab Band?” Only you Terry. Hugely talented musician, who was listening to Jimmy Smith when we were all listening to the Beatles. It was an honor knowing you and I hope wherever you go after this show, they’re looking for a keyboard guy that can tear it up. Rest in the peace as you listen to a groove group playing an East St. Louis Shuffle. Love you brother. R

  • Chicago
  • Il
Betty Parsons said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 5:49 PM

I was a Riveria's groupie. Terry Peters, and all of them, so cute...and fun, friendly, a true friend to his friends. I see in these condolences, how Many Terry touched. Rest Well and by God's grace you're reuniting with lost family our some of our friends. The Holy Chorus is glad to have you. 🫂

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
steve and jacquie junker said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 12:50 PM

Please accept our deapest condolences. We have been friends with Terry for many years, Jacquie's sister was married to his brother. So we attened a lot of family get togethers with him. Terry was a great musician, we went to hear him play quite often. We remember many times at the places he was playing, he would sing "Brown Eyed Girl", but instead of singing Brown Eyed Girl he would replace the word girl with SQUIRREL. The crowd would laugh so hard.He was a real character. Such a sense of humor. We will miss you very much Terry. I'm sure God has a place for you in heaven where you and your buddies are jammin and having a great time. Steve and Jacquie Junker

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jeanette Yocks miles said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 12:23 PM

Sincere sympathy to all who knew and loved Terry. He was a really fun talented man. Rest in peace.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Joanna Viviano said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 12:06 PM

To the Peters Family, Jay, Michelle and I send our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Terry sold me my first house in ‘80 and helped give me direction in 2020 when I bought my parents’ home. I alway enjoyed running into him at Belleville high school reunions as did everyone. He loved life and appreciated everyone he met. We kept in touch especially the last 4 years and he took the time to call and thank me for some little thing, just like him. We last spoke very recently and just as always, he spoke lovingly and so joyfully about his family, especially his grandbabies. Sending prayers at this time. 🙏🖤😘

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ray Page said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 7:01 AM

I’m going to miss you Terry. I met you a long time ago as a young man going to bars with my older brothers watching you tear it up on the keyboard. A lot of great memories from the Clark station days and contracting jobs yrs later. Play on my friend. RIP TP

  • Millstadt
  • Ill
Valerie Graskewicz said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 6:25 AM

Our "Until the Twelfth of Never"....My heart is breaking. I know this is extremely hard on the family, as it was so unexpected. He was a good man, loved his family, so proud of them, and would do anything for them. My prayers are with them

  • west frankfort
  • IL
Lynne and Lori Schneider said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 2:02 AM

Our sincerest condolences to the Peter's family on the loss of Terry. He will live in your hearts now.

  • Paderborn
  • Illinois
John Brisk said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2024 at 1:09 AM

Terry, from the time when you use to deliver the Post Dispatch to me at my Convenient Food Mart. To playing music at Cutters.Bar & Grill.So many great memories and great times. May God Bless You and your entire family. Till we meet again my good friend.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Gordon Curd said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2024 at 9:30 PM

Close friends since 14 yrs old and always stayed in touch. We played a lot of music together. Always had fun and he was always "up". You are finally comfortable, dear friend.

  • IL
Ed & Patty Kraft said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2024 at 8:37 PM

We knew Terry in his High school years and as he grew in life. He was an unbelievable musician that never got discovered. He was talented in whatever he put his mind to. We laughed and enjoyed his company. We grew away from him as we aged and moved out of town. Recently we decided to contact him and regret not have that opportunity. Please accept our deepest sympathy. He was truly a special person and will be missed.

  • Canton
  • GA
Karen Driemeier / Heck said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2024 at 2:12 PM

Norman and I send our condolences to his family. Many memories of music, playing ball and just having great times.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cheryl Smith said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2024 at 12:35 PM

Fifty years ago I met Terry through my husband, Frank Smith. Throughout all those years I saw Frank, Terry, and Bill harmonize on stage and at Terry's homes. We had a pact that Terry would perform 96 Tears at my funeral. Sadly that won't happen, but I have cried that many tears today knowing Terry is gone. He can now do duets in Heaven with Frank. I hope there is a Hammond B-3 up there. I watched Lou, Mickey, and Marcy grow up and love them like family. Thinking of you today with deepest sympathy.

  • Yuma
  • Arizona
Roger Remelius said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2024 at 11:15 AM

He was like the brother I never had ,my best friend for 65 years & major joy in my life. I look forward to our time in heaven eternally, for I'll always remember when we shared happiness in our life's with admiration & genuine natural respect & love.

  • California
Ed Saunders said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2024 at 11:05 AM

I will miss you my friend. We shared a lot of laughs and great times together ! Rest in Peace my friend . !

  • Lillian
  • AL

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