Clynton Carl Peterson Obituary

Clynton Carl Peterson

Clynton Carl Peterson

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 08:51 AM.

Clynton Carl Peterson (December 3, 1921-April 20, 2014) known to most as “Pete” was born on December 3, 1921.  He was living in Tallahassee, and peacefully joined his holy family on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, after a wonderful day of celebration with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was 92. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Wayra Peterson.  Survivors include his children, Norma Basham, and husband Terry, of Tallahassee; Ray Peterson and wife, Susan of Colquit, Georgia; Jan Colbert, and husband, David, and Kathy Shelton of Tallahassee.  He has seven beautiful grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, all whom he is assuredly telling all his precious friends about in heaven.  He lived for his family. 

Throughout his life in Port St. Joe, he was a member of the Highland View Baptist Church where he loved to worship, and enjoy one of his favorite pastimes…singing.  He was a WWII veteran who served his country proudly, and a 33rd Degree Mason in Lodge #111.  He retired from St. Joe Paper Company and enjoyed many years of his retirement fishing, gardening, painting, and most importantly spending time with his family. Rest in Peace, Papa.

Services were held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Ponce De Leon, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc., 301 E. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303 and/or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mayhan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL  32308.

Bevis Funeral Home assisted the family with their arrangements (850-385-2193,

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