Wayne A. Peterson
Wayne A. Peterson of Todd died Thursday evening, June 28, 2012 at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living in Boone. He was 86.
Mr. Peterson was born in Roseboro on Aug. 11, 1925 to the late Sibyl Spruill and Colin Hampton Peterson. He was a member of Blackburn’s Chapel Church of Todd affiliated with Boone United Methodist Church. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1945. He earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from NC State University in Raleigh. He was an Electrical Engineer for General Electric, Plant Manager for Cornell Dubilier Electronics, and CEO of Superior Electric from which he retired in 1987. He lived in Todd for the past 20 years.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Peterson is preceded in death by two sisters, Verna Howard and Lelia Prevette; and four brothers, Dewitt Peterson, Hampton Peterson, Thackery Peterson, and Leonard Peterson.
Mr. Peterson is survived by his wife, Venita Peterson of Todd; two sons, David Peterson and wife, Martha, of Mattapoisett, Mass., Mahlon Peterson and wife, Amelia, of Naugatuck, Conn.; two daughters, Barbara P. Benson and husband, Steve, of Todd, Ashleyn Stroud and husband, David, of Chapel Hill; a brother, Robert Peterson of Hampton, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later this summer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Salvation Army, 220 Postal Street, Boone NC 28607 or to Medi Home Hospice at 436 Hospital Drive, Linville, NC 28646.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.