NEW BERN - Richard Wayne Petersen Sr., 74, of New Bern, died Feb. 16, 2014, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.
He was born in Canton, Ohio, on June 17, 1939. He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps and he was married to Irma Sue Cannon for 51 years.
He is survived by his son, Richard Wayne Petersen Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; his daughter, Karen Lynn Petersen Burton of Durham; one brother, Ralph Peterson of Massillion, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Cotten Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570.
Online condolences may be made to the Petersen family at cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.