Robert “Pete” Junior Peterson, age 82, formerly of Garrett Dr. in Shelby, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. He was born January 10, 1938 in Cleveland County to the late Jessie and Mammie Wright Peterson. He was retired from the textiles industry and was a member of Putnam Memorial Baptist Church. Robert was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He loved sports of all kinds. Pete enjoyed playing softball with the Shelby City Park League. He was also an avid bowler and loved to play cards and horseshoes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Helen Fite Peterson; siblings, brothers-in-law, and sister-in-law, Thelma Ramsey, Anna Mae and AG Adams, Beth Ruth and Fuzz Biddix, Pauline and Jack Turner, JW Peterson, Therman Peterson, and JD Bolin.
Survivors include his daughter, Sherri Peterson Sherrill; grandson, Grayson Sherrill; sisters, Alma Bolin and Shirley Philbeck and husband, Bobby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., with Rev. Bobby Holtsclaw officiating. Social distancing will be observed.
A private graveside service will be held at Grover Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby NC 28150.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
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