Curtis R. Peterson, Jr.

February 25, 1939 - March 19, 2023
Curtis R. Peterson, Jr.

Memorial Gifts & Donations

Curtis Rosalind Peterson Jr., 84, died on Sunday, March 19, 2023, surrounded by love. Born on February 25, 1939, to Curtis R. Peterson Sr. and Gladys Skipper Peterson, he was a lifelong resident of Wilmington, NC.

Curtis married Faye (Maultsby) on January 16, 1960, and the two share four children, Wayne Peterson (Lynn) of Leesburg, VA; Sam Maultsby of Sugarland, TX; Vicki McMillan (Bobby) of Hope Mills, NC; and Richard Peterson (Sachiko) of Sherwood, OR

Curtis served in the National Guard in addition to working at the Riegelwood paper mill for 13 years before transitioning into a sales career.

A devoted follower of Jesus, Curtis served as Board Director for nine years with John Newlin Ministries and was a member of the Faith Life Church. He loved and supported Ricky Leonard Ministries, as well as the River of Life Worship Center. He loved music, worshipping with his congregation, and leading by Christ’s example.

Curtis is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, their four children, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

A time of visitation will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 10:00 till 11:00 am with a memorial services to follow at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers consider a memorial donation to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Share memories and condolences by visiting the “Tribute Wall”.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403

Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • April 03, 2023
    Don Schmidt lit a candle:
    Lit since April 3, 2023 at 4:54:58 PM

  • March 27, 2023
    Ricky Meeks lit a candle:
    Lit since March 27, 2023 at 3:03:27 PM

  • March 24, 2023
    Rosie Arizmendi lit a candle:
    Lit since March 24, 2023 at 3:20:28 PM

  • March 24, 2023
    Rhonda and Harold Jacobs says:
    Such a mighty man of God. You were such an impact on mine and Harold's life. Always there when someone needed to talk with such a smile that let all know your love and kindness. You will be sorely missed. Much love to Sis Faye and your family.

  • March 24, 2023
    Betty Garvey says:
    Curtis was a true man of God. He walked the walk and talked the talk. I can never remember him answering anything other than I'm Blessed when asked how he was. He never complained and was a buddy to me.He was always picking on me. He was a kind and considerate man and was always willing to help. Curtis will be greatly missed but we'll see him again. Heaven has gained an Angel.