James Horace Peterson
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James Horace Peterson died peacefully at Big Bend Hospice Care on April 2 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 90. He was born on October 17 1929 in Bascom Florida to Daniel Peterson and Vida Stephens.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Linda C. Peterson (Hamlin), children Marla Dingess husband Derek, Cathy Peterson, James Horace Peterson Jr. and wife Sharon, step-daughter Ronda Gradyan husband Frank, step-sons Chris Singletary wife Pamela and Timothy Singletary wife Pamela, 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, brother Sam Peterson of Blountstown, Florida. He was preceded in death by brother Louie Peterson of Quincy, Florida.
James was a proud veteran of the US Air Force and served 20 years including tours in Vietnam. Following his military service, he worked as an Insurance Agent in Quincy, FL and then opened a successful carpet and flooring business, Gadsden Outlet with his wife Linda. He was accomplished at carpentry and in his retirement enjoyed building custom furniture in his backyard shop in Chattahoochee Florida.
His children and grandchildren remember him as a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed being with family and making everyone laugh. He was a hard worker and encouraged his children and grandchildren to work hard and pursue their goals in life.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Big Bend Hospice for their dedication and care in his final days.
James will be laid to rest at Tallahassee National Cemetery, Tallahassee, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alzheimer's Association (https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=32112&32112.donation=form1). Condolences can be sent to https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tallahassee-fl/james-peterson-9108672.