David Eugene Peterson

January 4, 1955 - March 10, 2017
David Eugene Peterson


David Eugene “Papa David” Peterson, age 62 of Delco passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at his home.

He was born in the country of France to James Houston Peterson and Esther Mae Stanley Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Joy Lee Kennedy and Carolyn Knowles and a special cousin, Randy Hewett who was like a brother to him.

David was retired from BE&K Construction and Johnson Door and Hardware. He was an avid fisherman, craftsman and a talented wood worker. He collected guns, knives and coins. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and more especially his grandchildren.

David is survived by his wife, Alice Wallace Peterson; two daughters, Becky Lanier and husband Clint, and Cathy Hogg and husband Chris; grandchildren, David Matthew Peterson, Grace Lanier, Jacob Lanier, and Emily Hogg. Two bothers, Ronnie Peterson of Riegelwood and Danny Peterson (Betty) of Wilmington.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 11 am Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Share memories and condolences with the family at wilmingtoncares.com

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.


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  • March 11, 2017
    Windy and Tony Woodcock lit a candle:
    Lit since March 11, 2017 at 3:15:33 AM

  • March 11, 2017
    Nellie Peterson Macon says:
    Praying for you Alice and family. May God be with you in this hard time.

  • March 11, 2017
    JoAnn Gore says:
    Sending prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

  • March 11, 2017
    Peggybarnhill lit a candle:
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  • March 11, 2017
    Valerie Nardelli says:
    I am so sorry for your loss Alice, Cathy and Becky. May God bring you all peace and comfort.