EDDINGTON – James B. “Jimmy” Peters, Jr. 83, passed away, February 10, 2016, at a Bangor hospital. Jimmy was born in Eastport, September 24, 1932, the son of James B. and Frances (Trott) Peters.
Jimmy was raised in Eastport and attended Eastport schools. He proudly served in the US Navy 1951-55. After his service, he became a Steel Painter with Union Local 1468, from which he retired after 36 years. He married Brenda Jean Kelley in 1979. They enjoyed over 46 years together.
Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the camp on Love Lake with his wife and dear friends, especially William “Buddy” Bruns, his wife Debbie, and all the Love Lakers.
In addition to his wife, Jimmy is survived by his sister, Carolyn (Peters) Baxter; his brothers-in-law, Stephen C. Talbot and wife, Kathy, Bradford D. Kelley and wife, Jeanne, and Dale K. Kelley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and his special pet, his cat, Dickie. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Margaret (Peters) Cook, and Norma (Peters) Sands; and his brother-in-law, Stuart Baxter.
A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be 12 pm, Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the home of Courtney and Christine Henry, 1242 Love Lake Road, Crawford. Those who wish to remember Jimmy in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

Miss Me- But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room;
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little- but not for too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me- but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me- but let me go.
-Author Unknown