Robert E. Peterson

“God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So, He put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and slowly fade away. Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest. He broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. God knows you had to leave us, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day He took you home.
Robert E. “Bob” Peterson, 66, of Hattiesburg, MS, passed away in his home Sunday, April 26, 2020. He was born October 1, 1953 in Indianapolis, IN. He graduated from Anniston High School in Anniston, AL and studied at Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, AL. He worked hard as a Property Assessor and set up his business in Hattiesburg, MS where he raised his 3 children. He was preceded in death by his maternal mother Sylvia Holt. He is survived by his 3 kids, Robert E. Peterson II of Sumrall, MS, Charles Peterson III, of Hattiesburg, MS, and Leslie Peterson, of Jasper, GA; his 4 grandkids, Peyton Peterson, Caden Peterson, Tanner Peterson, and Lily Peterson; his siblings, Suzanne Moore of Mobile, AL and Raymond Kirkland of Millry, AL; and his parents Charles and Rosa Lee Peterson of Millry, AL.
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