Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Gordon. Burial: New Gordon Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn.
Memorials: Since Pete believed in "giving them their flowers before they die," in lieu of flowers, the family requests you sow God's seeds of love that will multiply and spread the Lord's bouquet.
Pete was a cattle rancher in Hannibal and retired owner of P&M Tire of San Antonio, Irving and Midlothian. The earth mover tire business took him throughout the world and the U.S., but he enjoyed most his time sitting on the front porch watching his cattle, serving up beans and brisket, and sharing the Lord. What he can do, what he has done, and what he promises to do; Pete is now standing in those promises.
Pete was preceded in death by his mother when he was 4 months old; his father; aunt; brothers, Billy, Bobby and Richard Peterson; and baby son, David.
Pallbearers: Jim, Ricky and Robert Peterson, Larry Weishner, Bud Mayo, and Troye Thorton. Honorary pallbearers are Jack McQuorter and Aubrey Gregory.
Survivors: Wife, Ouida Finch Peterson; brother, Charlie Peterson of San Antonio; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Joanie Peterson of Ovilla and Gerald and Betty Peterson of Hannibal; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Donnie Grimes of Maypearl, Rebecca and Larry Weishner of Irving, Shelly and Jeff Van Epps of Carrollton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a multitude of unofficial adopted kids Pete helped raise.