J.T. Peters, 13, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.  J.T. was  a 9th-grade student at Hamburg High School, and he attended Eden Baptist Church.  He aspired to one day join the Milo Volunteer Fire Department and serve his community as a firefighter.

 He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Barbara Peters, Robert Ruckoldt and Vickie Liker, and his uncle and aunt, Edward and Charyl Terry.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Pamela Ruckoldt Peters; a sister, Miranda Peters all of Hamburg; two brothers, Logan Moore of Watson and Dustin Snow and his girlfriend, Katelyn, of Dewitt; his grandfather, the Rev. John L. Peters of Hamburg; his step-grandparents, Dave and Valerie Curtis of Pueblo West, Colo., and Dwight Smith of McAllen, Texas; two aunts; an uncle; a nephew and a niece; and a number of cousins and friends and his family at the Milo Volunteer Fire Department.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15,  at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with the Revs. Keith Hicks and  J.W. Dobbins officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Johnny Stewart, J.R. Tanksley, Mike Rowe, Dwight Smitty, Cody King, Jamie Smith and Mark Kelley. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Menapace, Logan Moore, Dustin Snow, Staven Terry, Toby Terry and the Hamburg High School Class of 2025. 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.


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