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Terry R. Peters

November 14, 1957 — September 16, 2021

Terry R. Peters, 63, of Galesburg, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021, 8:26 PM at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, with his wife at his side. Terry was born on November 14, 1957 in El Segundo, California. He was the son of Leo L. and Helen (Martin) Peters. He married Liz (Grubb) Smallwood on June 25, 2005 at the United Methodist Church, Knoxville, IL. Terry is survived by his wife, Liz; two stepsons, Matthew Smallwood of Davenport and Clinton Lee (Katie) Smallwood of Peoria; and two grandchildren, Erin Smallwood and Benjamin Smallwood. He was preceded in death by his parents. Terry worked as a transporter for railroad crews for 25 years. He worked for Blacks, Retzenberger and finally, Halcon. Terry was a hard worker and enjoyed his job and visiting with the crews. He was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church. In his free time, Terry enjoyed watching tv and sight seeing with his wife. When Terry was younger, he also liked to fish. Upon his death, Terry gave the gift of life by becoming a donor for the Gift of Hope Program. Terry would have been happy and proud to know that he would be able to help, even in death. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville have been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, 120 South Public Square, Knoxville, IL 61448. Expressions of sympathy may be left to the family at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Terry R. Peters please visit our Sympathy Store.
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