Curtis R. Peterson, Jr.

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

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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.

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  • March 24, 2023
    Peggy Taylor says:
    Faye and sorry to hear of Curtis' passing. We were just talking about him yesterday with my brother Lawrence, and talking about the Peterson Family Reunion my daughter and I are planning for May 20th.

  • March 24, 2023
    Bobby McMillan says:
    I have known many God serving men and my father -in- law was among one of the best. On Sunday he joined the others in his heavenly home. I often thanked him for being responsible for the greatest things in my life. His daughter Vicki our daughters and now our three grandchildren.

  • March 23, 2023
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  • March 23, 2023
    Russ says:
    Curtis, You’ll be missed down here, but I know that I will see you again up there. Thanks for the conversations we had about music and percussion, and for the example of your Faith that always showed through in your countenance and in the example of your Faith-walk.

  • March 23, 2023
    Wynne says:
    Sweet, loving, kind man. He was a wonderful, caring husband and dad. His presence will certainly be missed by those who knew him. My deepest condolences for you Ms. Faye, Vicki, Dawn and Kelly. My heart goes out to you as you grieve his loss. ❤️Wynne