Nathaniel Peters


Nathaniel Peters

Nathaniel Peters, 98, was born on August 7, 1924, in Charleston, SC to Rosa Ancrum
Peters and Moses Peters. “Chico,” as he was affectionately called, graduated from Burke High School, where he bragged about being “Best Dressed” in his senior class. On Friday, November 11, 2022 he folded his earthly cart and went home to be with his Lord and Savior.

Shortly upon graduation, he entered the United States Navy, where he served stateside for two years. It was the Navy and his appointment as the Offi cers’ Head Chef, where his interest in cooking started. He loved every bit of what he did, he mastered it, and refused to share his recipes with anyone! His expertise in cooking took him from the Fort Sumter Hotel in Charleston, SC, to the Huffines Plantation on the outskirts of Walterboro, SC, which would become our home, and lastly as a personal chef to Mr. John R. Fulp of Anderson, SC, where he worked unt il his retirement.

Chico loved his family more than anything in his life. Upon marrying the late Charity
Lucken Smalls Peters, the couple had seven children, two of whom predeceased him: Anthony Peters who died at the age of two, and Lewis Clinton Peter s who died in 1994. His many fond memories will be cherished by his loving children: Ronald Wayne Peters who lives in Brooklyn, NY; Edward Carr Peters from Portland, OR; Jennifer Peters Wilson of Myrtle Beach, SC; Gale Peters Owens of Greenville, SC; an d Stephen Gregory Peters (Angela), who has residences in Albany, GA and Columbia, SC.
Further, he leaves ten grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren, whom he
affectionately adored, and two devoted brothers in law, George Malone and Charles Malone.

Walterboro, SC has always been a very dear place to all of us, especially Daddy. We all
have so many friends and special memories there that we will never forget. It is our roots, and a place we will always call “Home.”

A memorial service for Mr. Peters was held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 in
Greenville, South Carolina. Minister Anna Stevens Bright of Walterboro served as the officiant and eulogist. Services were entrusted to Garrett, Watkins, and Woods Mortuary of Greenville.