Norman Lee Pelter, 84, of Buena Vista passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his residence.

He was born June 13, 1932, in Rockbridge County, a son of the late George Pelter and Bertha Tyree Gilbert and step-father, Rodney Gilbert.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 wonderful years, Betty Sandidge Pelter; and brother, George Pelter, Jr.

Mr. Pelter was a member of Glasgow Baptist Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Mitzi Pelter Nichols and husband Scott; step-granddaughter, Morgan Nichols; sisters-in-law Sylvia Burch and husband Donald, Shirley Wood and husband Charlie; nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Betty Bryant.

“I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or pray. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day.”

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel by Pastor Jeremy Kilgore and Rev. W. David Bain. Burial will follow at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. before the service.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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