Robert "Bobby" Earl Peterson, age 69, of Pensacola, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. He was born Dec. 11, 1944 to Maxwell and Willie Mae Purvis Peterson in Hickory Hill. Bobby served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force for 17 years. He was an avid fisherman in fresh and salt water. When he wasn't spending his spare time fishing, he enjoyed playing golf.
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He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Peterson.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Linda; four sons, Tony Peterson of Ponce de Leon, Greg, Clay, and Kyle Peterson all of Pensacola; one daughter, Marcy Granger and husband Jay of Vero Beach; three brothers, Larry Peterson and wife Joyce of Alexander City, Ala., Freddie Peterson and wife Kay of North Carolina, and Melvin Peterson and wife Gwen of Geneva, Ala.; one sister, Joyce Bullard and husband Grimsley; two sister-in-laws, Sylvia Peterson of Dade City and Bonnie Turner of Zephyrhills; six grandchildren, Diamond, Jagger, Mich, Bryston, and Breonna Peterson and Wyatt Granger and two ex-daughter-in-laws, Sherry Peterson of Fort Walton Beach and Rhonda Peterson of Canton, Ga.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Grace Baptist Church in Ponce de Leon beginning at 11 a.m. with Brother Paul Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davis-Watkins Funeral Home to offset funeral expenses. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on July 16, 2014