Gregory Alan Peters, age 66 of Lakemont, GA passed away on May 5, 2022. Greg was born on January 7, 1956 to the late Albert Alexander Peters and the late Hannah McCracken Peters. He was raised in Mequon, WI, where he attended high school.
Upon his graduation, he went on to pursue his higher education at the University of Wisconsin on a swimming scholarship. He then went on to transfer to Bob Jones University, where he attained a Bachelors degree in business. He went on to work for the Bible Memory Association, now known as Woodlands. He traveled to many different places while employed there. Greg came to Rabun County in 1990 because he wanted to raise his children in a community where family values were really valued.
He started an auction company in a parking lot under a tent in downtown Clayton, Golden Memories Auction, which became a successful business in Rabun County. Upon his retirement from operating the auction business, he then went to work in the real estate business. He also developed many storage units and other commercial property developments. He served on many boards throughout the country, as well as many local boards and organizations. Greg always walked close to God and always took his direction from his faith, and was always striving to live a life in a way pleasing to God.
In addition to his parents, his first wife, Susanna Peters, preceded him in death.
His survivors include his wife, Susan Peters, of Lakemont, Georgia; one son, Joel Peters (Sarah Buchanan) of Otto, NC; four daughters, Julia Amin (Paresh), of St. Simons, GA, Joanna Radford (Eric), of Clarkesville, GA, Jaimie Crane (John), of Lakemont, GA, Jennifer Peters, of Lakemont, GA; one brother, Gary Peters (Penny), of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Stella Radford, Oliver Radford, Rowan Radford, Tatham Peters, Xander Peters, Eloise Peters, Nila Amin, Ravi Amin.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life service on Saturday May 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lakemont, GA.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Front Line Missions International PO Box 829 Taylors, SC 29687 or New York Gospel Ministries, Inc., 350 W 26th St., New York, NY 10001.