Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Billy Ray Peterson, 61, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in his home.

He was born Oct. 26, 1951, in Blue Eye, the son of Thomas Wesley and Ethel Marion (Horn) Peterson. On Sept. 4, 1970, in Pineville, he was united in marriage to Linda Chambers, who survives.

Additional survivors include: three sons, Charles Peterson, of Rocky Comfort, Ted Peterson, of Cameron, and Michael Peterson, of Moberly; one daughter, Verity Peterson, of Eagle Rock; four brothers, James Peterson, of Exeter, Tommy Peterson, of Washburn, John Peterson, of Rogers, Ark., and Eldon Peterson, of Washburn; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and one sister.

He spent most of his life in southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas. He worked in Arkansas in construction as a heavy equipment operator. He served in the U.S. Army.

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