Mr. David Peaster, Jr. returned to his heavenly home on Friday, January 28, 2022 after battling an illness and departed this life at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. His devotion to his family, his church and his belief in God supported him in his struggle and the assurance that they were with him gave him peace.
David was the son of the late David Peaster, Sr. and Martha Pope Peaster. Born in Lexington County, South Carolina, he was the youngest of six siblings – Clarence, James, Vernell Tutt, Mary Lee Carter and Virginia Thompson, who preceded him in death.
David joined the Saint John CME Church at an early age. His parents believed that if you stayed in their home, you must go to church. He graduated from the Twin City High School in 1959. After graduation, he joined the US Army. A few years later, he attended Midland Technical College where he learned many skills. He was employed by Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina before retiring. He was also retired from the US Army Reserves. David was an entrepreneur, a painter and a carpenter. You name it, David could do it.
David served in many capacities in Saint John CME Church. He served as Church Treasurer for twenty-five years, Steward Board and was a Trustee. There was no task that he would not do when it came to his church. He was a pillar of the community. He was one who would help you any way he could and if not, he would direct you to someone who could.
October 30, 2015, David and Delores demonstrated their love by celebrating their 50th Anniversary with more than 150 guests. They were truly a beautiful couple.
David is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years & 3 months – Delores P. Peaster of the home; a loving son – Ronald Deval Peaster of Virginia; a loving daughter and son-in-law – Trena Lashown & Tracy Ellis Kimble of Georgia; someone loved like a daughter – Patricia Cromwell; grandchildren – Deval Peaster, Satia (Elias) Clay, Jasmine Peaster, Tamia Kimble, Joshua Kimble and Erica Cromwell; great-grandchildren – Deval Sincere Peaster, Amariah Clay, Elaina Clay, Neriya Clay, Samara Clay and Kulani Burkley; nieces – Pam Carter, Maryrita Carter, Mia, Mya, Nikki, Patrice and Paula; nephews – Gregory Peaster, Nilas Thompson, III, Derrick Thompson, Kevin Carter and Michael Jai White; two dear friends – Charlie Mack and Mikey Mike; a host of cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends, church family and neighbors who will miss him dearly.