Adam Benard Peters Jr., 65, of Mooresville, N.C., died June 15, 2010.

Born in Hartford on Feb. 13, 1945, he was the son of the late Adam Benard Peters Sr. and Mary Francis Rarey Peters. After a career in car sales in Concord, N.H., he retired to Mooresville, N.C.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret Jane Peters; children, Adam Benard Peters III and his wife, Toni of Garrettsville, Ohio, William McCulloch Peters, and Fiona Lynn Key and her husband, Jason of Mooresville, N.C.; a sister, Mary Peters Waples and her husband, Lee of Bow, N.H.; his brothers, Evan Garrett Peters and Jarrod Wayne Peters, of Garrettsville, Ohio; grandchildren, Sierra Lynn Key, Tucker Paul Key and Zac Knight, all of Mooresville, N.C.; and a great-grandson, Aiden Knight of Mooresville, N.C.

Peters was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Rarey Peters.

An outdoor celebration of life will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the home of Jason and Fiona Key, 878 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville, NC. Brunch will be served following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dove House, 2407 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory of Mooresville, N.C., is handling the arrangements.