Jesse Peterson

Lyman Peterson

Saturday, October 20th, 1945 - Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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Blacksburg -- Jesse "Lyman" Peterson, 74, of 314 N Charleston Street, passed away on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Terry Ables Peterson and the son of the late Luther and Ethel Mullinax Peterson. Mr. Peterson retired from Timken and was a member of Cherokee Falls Baptist Church. Lyman was the oldest of four living generations of Petersons, he loved tractors, and was a lifetime member of the Buffalo Lodge #202 AFM.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Peterson is survived by a son, David Lee Peterson, of Gaffney; a daughter, Linda Gail Spry and husband, Jeff, of Pauline, SC; three sisters, Sybil Mullinax, Frannie Peterson, and Peggy Dover, all of Gaffney; four grandchildren, Kayla Messer, Taylor Peterson Norris and husband, Jordan, Jordan Messer and fiance, Brooke, and Eric Peterson and fiance, Amber; and one great-grandson, Abel Peterson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, RB and Romeo Peterson, two sisters, Ollie Peteson and Virgie Dover, and a daughter-in-law, Tammie Peterson (David's wife).

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 25th, 2020, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at David Peterson's Residence, 2751 Wilkinsville Hwy Gaffney, SC 29340. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at 11:00 am at Cherokee Falls Missionary Fellowship Church with Rev. Gregg Martin, Rev. Darren Lanier, Rev. Lucky Earls, and Rev. Willie Lanier officiating. Private interment will be at Frederick Memorial Gardens. Rick Peterson, Randy Peterson, Pete Mullinax, Rudy Peterson, Johnny Mullinax, and Stanley Dover will serve as pallbearers. Members of the DMW Volunteer Fire Department will be honorary pallbearers.

The family will be at the home of his son, David Peterson, 2751 Wilkinsville Hwy, Gaffney, SC 29340.

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The Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Peterson family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    David Peterson's Residence
    2751 Wilkinsville Hwy
    Gaffney, SC 29340
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Cherokee Falls Missionary Fellowship Church
    207 First Street
    Blacksburg, SC 29702
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    Rev. Gregg Martin
    Rev. Darren Lanier, Rev. Lucky Earls
    Rev. Willie Lanier
  • Interment

    Frederick Memorial Gardens
    986 Chesnee Highway
    Gaffney, South Carolina 29341
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Carri Ables

Posted at 02:30pm
Aunt Terry and family: We were so saddened to hear of Jesse's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with him when you guys would come "up north" to visit. Please know we are always here for you and praying for you.

Pennie Bevis

Posted at 09:12am
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father/grandfather. He was so sweet and funny when he came down to wherever we were playing volley ball. Be grateful for all the memories that you have. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Nancy Mullinax

Posted at 05:07pm
Oh my there is so many memories I could share. Just hearing in him yell there's Peter Rabbit when myself an Pete went to visit or he would run my sons neck an tell him long neck. Oh when he seen these grandchildren of mine. He would ask them you going to say wa wa I want to go out like your papa did. When he picked at Ashley about being tall. We love you Lyman an miss you. As you used to say there's old Nancy an Peter rabbit.

Thelma Mullinax Posted at 01:40am

David an Linda Gile I'm sorry. For your loss Lyman was a sweet man me him would talk an laugh at church he will surely be missed y'all are in my prayers family but he's walking the streets of gold an with GOD an his loved one's.

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