Keith William Peters, age 63, of Galveston died Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. His death came after an extended illness that was fought with a valiant effort and outstanding medical care. Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston with the Reverend Kathy Ozenberger officiating.
Keith was born August 26, 1945 in Alpine, Texas to Ralph W. and Loyce Williams Peters. He graduated Alpine High School and then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at Baylor University. He went on to Sul Ross State University in Alpine where he earned a Master of Arts in English. After that he went to the Medical College of Virginia University and received a Master of Hospital Administration and then earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Keith worked at several medical institutions and was a Nursing Home Administrator. He joined the team at UTMB in 1985 where he was an integral part of the Emergency Room. Keith served many years as a Social Worker helping countless numbers of people. He was a Licensed Master Social Worker, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, member of the National Association of Social Workers and held a Secondary Schools Teaching Certificate. Keith was a Son of the American Revolution and a Baptist that practiced his faith in selflessly serving people.
Preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Peters; and his two beloved cats; survivors include his brother, Wallace Peters and wife Julie of Haughton, Louisiana; nieces, Kimberly Baggett and husband, Randall of Texarkana, Texas and Lauren Warner and husband Chris of Navarre, Florida; nephews, Craig Peters and wife Amy of Frisco, Texas, and Michael Peters and wife Katrina of The Colony, Texas; close friends, Martha Phipps, Glen Watson, Beverly Pair; and a devoted caregiver, Sandra Randale. He is also remembered by many friends and co-workers at UTMB along with the countless number of patients that he attended to at UTMB.
Memorials may be sent to the Kenneth Peters Memorial Scholarship Fund at Sul Ross State University P.O. Box C-114, Alpine, Texas 79832. Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.CarnesBrothers.com/contactus. Please include the Peters name.