Obituary Details

Peter J. Coode

October 8, 1955 - October 2, 2016

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time:
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Service Time:
7:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Peter J. Coode passed away on October 2, 2016, at the age of 60, after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis and lymphoma. His beloved wife of 37 years, Doris, and his two children, Christine (Brent Pace) and Jonathan, survive him, along with his father, George M. Coode, Sr., six siblings and thirteen nieces and nephews.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he was a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1977, alongside his wife. Peter was never reticent to tell any listeners that the greatest blessing of his life was to have met his “one true love” early in his adult life so that not a moment was wasted searching.

Peter retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 2013 after a very successful career. He began his career with another Big 8 firm, and joined Coopers & Lybrand LLP in 1992 as an assurance senior manager in the Knoxville office. He was elected to the PwC partnership in 1995, transferring to Raleigh, North Carolina. He practiced principally in the financial services, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. Peter spent the last three years of his career in the Charlotte office.


Peter served on numerous not-for-profit boards during his career. He considered his most significant roles to be as President and Treasurer of the Children’s Center of Knoxville, 1989 – 1995, and President and Treasurer of the Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, 1996-2010.

During six years on the board of the Children’s Center of Knoxville, Peter was closely involved in the planning, funding and construction of a new pre-school children’s day care facility, with a mission providing quality and affordable day care to families receiving state assistance. During his term on the Board of the Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, the Board supported the development, funding and construction of the new main museum, completed in 1999. Subsequently, he was instrumental in development of the collaboration with the State Employees Credit Union, whereby the funding and property needed for the $40 million research wing, completed in 2012, was obtained.


Peter was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling to Europe with individual members of his family. He treasured the opportunities to spend quality ‘one on one’ time with his wife, daughter or son on these separate trips. Each trip resulted in a new volume for his collection of personal travel books. After retiring, Peter took up painting and sketching, leaving a small portfolio distributed amongst his many friends and family members.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to:

The Children’s Center of Knoxville
Peter and Doris Coode Restricted Fund
301 Frank Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
Posted by:
jim and Lee Ann Vinson
Posted on:
October 7, 2016
Doris, Christine, and Jon,
Jim and I were so sad to here of Pete's death last weekend. These last few years I'm sure have been difficult for all of you as his health declined. We have sweet memories of your family living down the street from us, Jon and Lauren in school together, neighborhood parties, and Pete riding his lawnmower when the Vols were behind. Jane has helped me keep up with you all and please know that our prayers will continue for you as you live without your husband or dad. If there is anything we can do from here please let me know.
Love you guys,
LeeAnn and Jim Vinson
Posted by:
Jo Anne Provenza Carlton
Posted on:
October 6, 2016
Peter and I were in the same class in high school and we ran around with a big group together. He was funny, sweet, and very smart. One of my favorite memories is double-dating with he and my brother and seeing the horror movie, Frogs.
Posted by:
Anne Petit
Posted on:
October 5, 2016
Jon and the rest of the family - I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep each of you in my prayers.
Posted by:
Toni Rumbolt
Posted on:
October 4, 2016
Peter was in my class in high school. Even though we never stayed in touch, I will never forget what a good friend he was to me in high school. Peter was one of those guys who left a memory of what a good guy he was. His sense of humor, his strength, his community outreach.....and from his obituary, his love of his family and wife sound so much like the young man I knew. I am so sorry for his family's loss. Please know that Peter positively touched so many lives with his. He will never be forgotten and hopefully we will all see him again in heaven someday. God bless his family and through the support of lots of prayers, friendships, and family perhaps this very difficult time of loss will be almost bearable. Peter will never be forgotten!!
Posted by:
Heather
Posted on:
October 3, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Peter J. Coode
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Visitation

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Memorial Service

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Cemetery

Unknown Location