Mr. Ronnie McPeters passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the age of 44. Ronnie was born in Burke County on March 6, 1975 to the late Iris “Diantha” Vess McPeters, who passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019, and Bill McPeters. Ronnie worked for Continental Automotive Systems in Morganton and he attended New Manna Baptist Church in Marion. Ronnie enjoyed deer hunting and finding good deals at the flea market. He also liked dirt track racing at Horsepower Park, formally Antioch Speedway. When Ronnie was not working or spending time on his hobbies, he was looking for ways to stay busy. Ronnie would look for ways that he could help others, and he would give all that he had if they needed it. He loved children, and even though he did not have any of his own, he treated his nieces and nephews as his own. Ronnie also loved his dogs and thought of them as his babies.
Surviving Ronnie, in addition to his father, are his wife, Tracy Ollis McPeters; two step-sons, Joshua Burt of Salisbury and Jedidiah Burt of Newland; two sisters, Kay Scott and husband Danny and Dena Peterson and Husband Marty both of Morganton; a brother, Bobby McPeters and wife Teresa of Old Fort; two honorary brothers, Matt and Andy Davis; twelve nieces and nephews, Julia, Erin, Ashley, Kala, Kasey, Robbie, Noah, Samantha, Nelson, Michael, Isaiah, and Emma; an honorary nephew, Matthew, and fourteen great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, with Revs. Matt McDaniel, Darvy Hensley, and Ronnie Peterson officiating. Interment will follow the service at Davistown Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Arnold Vess officiating the committal service. Pallbearers are Nelson Nye, Michael McPeters, Erin Peterson, Andy Davis, Robbie McPeters, and Noah McPeters. Honorary Pallbearers are Isaiah McPeters, Justin Powell and Kasey Scott.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Julia Carpenter at P.O. Box 327 Taylorsville, NC, 28681 or Ronnie’s last wish was that his dogs would go to a good home and they can be adopted at Hartman’s Haven at http://www.hartmanshaven.org/contact/ or call (828) 438-5465
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