Erwin "Erv" Abe Peters was born September 1, 1923 in Boyd, Okla. and God called him to his heavenly home March 14, 2013.

He servce in the Army in the European sector during WWII.

He married Gladys Ruth Killian November 30, 1947 in Salem, Ore. and they settled in Medford. He worked repairing major household appliances and later started his own business, Erv's Appliance Clinic.

They were members of First Baptist Church and were active there for 61 years. They were also members of the Star Promenaders Square Dance Club for 25 years. He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed his family very much.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gladys; daughter, Marilyn Spires (Mel); sons, Stan (Linda) and Alan (Barbara); seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Herb Peters.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Arnold Peters.

A memorial service is at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 649 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to First Baptist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.