John Lester Peters

John Lester Peters of Bunnell, FL was born on June 13, 1980 in Batavia, NY to Maryetta Mae Brinson and the late Kenneth George Peters. He passed away on August 20, 2013 in Bunnell, FL at the age of 33 years. John relocated to Florida with his family in 1995 from New York. He was a volunteer Fircfighter and EMT for Flagler County and a volunteer Firefighter and EMT for St. John's Park. He was employed at the Daytona International Speedway and for the Billy Johnston's Mud Run. He was an avid golfer, but his true passion was saving lives. In addition to his father, John is preceded in death by his grandmother Mabel Dart, grandfather John Peters, great grandmother Maryetta Baird, and great grandfather William Smith. Also preceding him is his uncle Michael Brinson Sr., and his cousins; Jennifer Nolf and Earl Harrington.
He is survived by his mother Maryetta Mae Brinson, his sister Missy Selapack, and his paternal grandmother Rita Conklin, nephews, Zachary Groff and Jacob Selapack. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGVC) Scholarship Fund, PO Box 35321, Palm Coast, FL 32135. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the St. John's Community Center, 99 CR 2006 E., Bunnell, FL 32110. Condolences may be shared with John's family by visiting
All arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral & Cremation Service, Port Orange, FL.


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 28, 2013