Mr. Robert Frank Peterson, age 81 of Vernon, passed away, Sunday, April 20, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Washington County, a retired mechanic, and a Veteran. Survivors include 12 children, Roy W. (Carrie Mae), Robert L. Peterson, Thomas E. (Gwendolyn) Broxton, Leslie C. (Monica) Peterson, Cynthia P. (Zachary) Lett, John L. (Landly) Works, all of Caryville, Paul R. Peterson, Deangelo M. Peterson, Chris T. Peterson, all of Tampa, DeCarlos V. (Kalita) Peterson of Panama City, Lataskie Y. (Anthony) Newell, and Lyndon (Eda) Moore, both of North Carolina; sisters, the Rev. Savannah Frederick, Annie K. Davis, and Mae (David) Vann, all of Vernon; brother, James Peterson of Greenco; several grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were conducted, at 11 a.m., April 26, 2014 at the Vernon High School Gymnasium with Elder Walter F. Ales, Elder Tony Howard, Min. Kelvin Peterson, and Min. Melvin Crystal, officiating. Interment followed in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon, with Military Honors. The family will received friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. The remains were in repose at the gym one hour prior to services. Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, directing.