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Peterson, John
1991 - 2017
This is to announce the death of John Weston Peterson, son of Lowell Clark and Deborah Peterson; brother of Gene Michael Clark, Thomas K. Roberts and Alexa M. Roberts; nephew of Michael Clark, Dina and Vernon Earick, Brad Thompson and David Peterson; cousin to Tara Thompson and Jessica Peterson; grandson of Jean Clark; and preceded in death by maternal grandparents John and Phyllis Peterson. A visitation for Wes will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 56 South Main Street, Thornville, Ohio. Please visit www.HoskinsonFuneral.com to share a special memory about Wes or to sign an online guest book. "Wes" as he was known to friends and family is a graduate of the 2009 class, Sheridan High School, Somerset, Ohio. Wes was active in football and baseball, loved the Buckeyes and "Boots" his dog, was the love of his life. He worked for a while at the Mongolian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio as a cook and was very good at it. Wes was for a while a healthy, smart, 6 ft. gorgeous replica of his father. But ...............and there is always a but. Born May 8, 1991, Wes died Sept. 16, 2017, on a street in Columbus, Ohio.....alone, from an overdose ....this was not his first OD, but it was his last. I write this in hopes that it will give his death some meaning. If these words will save even one life. A plea to those of you who are tempted to experiment, be it with any drug, the thought to be harmless "pot", "alcohol", a relative's "meds" or the romanticized "street drugs" that are laced with the latest killer chemical. If you choose to experiment, bear in mind that this little adventure into euphoria could be your death warrant. It may not happen at that moment, but the end of your world as you know it, is about to begin. And in destroying your own young life, you will take along with you the collateral damage of every person that loves you. Addiction is a monster. If you are already on this road, there is help, go on line, if you have a church, speak to someone within. There are programs at no cost to you, find one, if you are "sick and tired of being sick and tired" get help, it is not too late. I speak to you from a broken heart, at the loss of a beautiful young man, who had unlimited potential and a beautiful spirit, who was loved by so many, who got lost in the clutches of addiction, Jean Clark
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 23, 2017
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