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John Peterson

John Jake "J.L." Peterson

Sunday, September 22nd, 1940 Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

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Obituary for John Jake "J.L." Peterson

Blacksburg -- John Jake "J.L." Peterson, 80, of 209 Caldwell Rd, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.

Born in Blacksburg, he was the husband of Valerie Eaker Peterson and the son of the late Willie Peterson and Nuna Peterson. Mr. Peterson retired from textiles and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Peterson is survived by three sons, Wayne Earl Peterson of Gastonia, Jarrett Peterson of Blacksburg, and Doug Eaker of Blacksburg ; two daughters, Christine P. Alexander, of Smyrna and Joy Painter of Blacksburg; two sisters, Shirley Rudasill of Gastonia and Hazel Hollins of Blacksburg; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Evelyn Wyatt Peterson; a grandson, Adam Jarrett Peterson Jr.; three brothers, Harvey, David, and Floyd Peterson; and four sisters, Louise Moore, Irene Giles, Thelma Neeling, and Nellie Wylie.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 8th, 2021, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Gordon Mortuary, 400 West Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, SC. Graveside services will be held Friday, April 9th, 2021, at 1:00 pm at Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4810 Canaan Road, Smyrna, SC.

The family will be at their respective homes.

The Book of Memories is available at www.gordonmortuary.com.

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

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Gordon Mortuary
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, South Carolina
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    Thursday, April 8th, 2021
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Service

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery
    4810 Canaan Church Road
    Smyrna, SC
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    Friday, April 9th, 2021
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Rev. Virgil Hampton
  • Interment

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery
    4810 Canaan Church Road
    Smyrna, SC
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    Friday, April 9th, 2021
    1:00pm

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ATTENTION: Jarrett and Rebecca Peterson. Lisa, Martha, Wormy
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With loving memories of Jake...my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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