James Robert "Bill" McPeters Jr.
I'm going to love and miss you always. You were a great friend to me and really took me under your wing and I respected you more than anyone else. You were definitely the most interesting person I've ever met and I took great pleasure saying that I worked with and for you. You told me so many stories that I will never forget, and probably won't be able to repeat either! Like the time you said, well screamed is more like it, that someone's (blanks's) were gonna fall right out of there if she didn't do something about em! Right in the middle of the family prayer right before the service, thinking they couldn't hear him... I take great pride in saying that I knew you and was able to spend time with you. Weather it was you wanting me to drive your
''Sadie-Benz'' or ''Bu-ck Luce---'' over the bike trail bridge and I refusing or you wanting me to park your car on the curbs right at the front door. You always amazed me about how much so many people respected you and you seemed to be best friends with everyone, well almost.. You taught me so many things in life and showed me how to always put other peoples needs in front of my own. You were the most selfless man I've ever known, even if you did have me print and frame sooo many pictures of you to give away or hang on every available wall space you could find. You always had to adjust everything in the chapels right before the services, even if it was just an inch to the right or move this spray to here to show off their favorite flowers. Just to give it that ''Mr. Bill's touch'' It showed me how to have the deepest reverence for the person weather they had money or not, ''They're all the same in the Lord's eyes,'' you would say. You've got to be the most generous man that I've ever known. You gave away more stuff than anyone I've ever seen. From whiskey, to pictures of you, to hats, to ties, wooden carved animals (and other things..) the list goes on and on. One of my favorite memories of you is how we would drive by a really crowded restaurant and I would say that it looked like there was no more room for us, and you would say, ''I'll make room for us, just follow my lead.'' So we would go in and find a table with two empty seats and we'd sit down and ask if we could join them for ''a little friendly lunch between friends'' Weather they knew him or not, no one ever said no. And to further sweeten the deal, he would always pick up their tab for letting us join them - Maybe that's why no one ever said no, I'm not sure.. But they always walked away with a smile and a new ''Mr. McPeters story'' to tell. No matter how far I would go, someone always would say, ''Oh, Corinth! That's where that funny funeral director is, and say you work for him, how about that!'' And to people who didn't know him, the best explanation I could give them is '' Imagine if Willy Wonka opened up a funeral home.. well that's pretty much Mr Bill!'' Anyway, I take great joy in knowing that your not suffering and in pain any more, and I cannot wait to see you again when I get up there with you, because there is no doubt of where you are!! I love you Mr. Bill
Mr. Bill mcpeters is/was an inspiration in my life I'm 15 and I go to kossuth my father passed away on November 21st 2010 he was only 45 and died of a heart attack now I know mrs. Judy knows most of my family one being my grandmother Millard babb/jones but anyways we had already had the visitation and then the funeral came I was so upset after it was all done so I had hugged everyone and visited and on my was out mr. Bill said come here son I have something for you so we walked out to his yellow car and he gave me a $50 bill that I still have and call it mr. Bills bill and he also gave me an antique car magizene I loved mr. Bill what a great man he was and still is he has funerald every single family member on my dads side and that's where I hoped to be buried because I know they took care of dad and I know that they will take care of me ~RIP BILL MCPeters
Judy, our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Bill. Our prayers go out to you.
From Melinda Crow's niece and family.
I look forward to seeing Bill again one day as he welcomes friends at heaven's pearly gates.
I will forever remember the loving spirit of Bill. When my momma died, he came wheeling into the driveway on Shiloh Road, jumped out of the convertible Cadillac in his silk pajamas to bring me a rose. He said "I sent the bits to git your Momma; so, I came to check in you.". She thought Bill hung the moon!!! He made some very dark days in my life enjoyable!!! I believe Maury's funeral still remains the "talk of the town". Thank you for your many acts of kindness. May you celebrate the wonderful legacy Bill created touching lives one by one with God's grace.