Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Dorothy Bryant Peterson; one step-son, Norman Pate and wife, Katrina of Erwin, Tenn.; four brothers, Harvey Peterson and wife, Ernestine of Erwin, Jack Peterson and wife, Betty of Johnson City, Tenn., F. C. Peterson of Erwin and Everette Peterson and wife, Bobbie of Erwin; five sisters, Velva Landers of Erwin, Gertrude Street of Johnson City, Eleanor Poole of Erwin, Emmaline Miller of Burnsville, Nand Wilma Jean Reedy and husband, Jerry of Hanover, Pa.; two grandsons, Daniel Beam and Justin Pate; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Tony Miller and wife, Angela of Poplar.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Robert Ledford Funeral Home in Erwin. Rev. Roger Hilemon officiated. The family received friends from noon until the hour of the service. Music was provided by Inez Chandler. Nephews served as pallbearers. A committal service followed in the Miller Cemetery in Poplar.
Mitchell News-Journal 7/9/2014