PETERSON, Noah, A.C. 76, transitioned peacefully from his earthly home to his Heavenly Father on April 9, 2023. Noah was born in Springfield Ohio, a son of Earl and Virginia (Freeman) Peterson.
Known to many as Uncle Pete, “Peachy” or Mr. Pete, Noah found tremendous joy in being a servant for others. Whether it was building a deck, laying floors, doing electrical work, or even helping someone move, Noah didn’t hesitate to stop his daily routine and give his time. In return, all he would want was “anything Diet” as a refreshment that he could drink.
When he wasn’t calling someone to see how their day was going, cheering them up with his many one-liners or his infectious laugh, everyone knew they could find Pete at one of his favorite places, the golf course. He loved to spend time on the driving range as part of his daily workout routine and share to his friends how he just “killed the ball” on that day.
It didn’t take long for one to find out that the positivity he carried and the constant ability to find hope and joy in everyday life was because of the time he spent with God as he prayed, discussed scriptures and went to church with his devoted wife, Gail Peterson, who passed away in 2013.
Noah embodied the phrase “Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use WORDS” as he preferred showing acts of service rather than teaching. It was his greatest joy to talk about how that character trait was being carried out by his only son, Brandon Peterson and wife, Krista Peterson, who he leaves to cherish his memory.
Along with Brandon and Krista, “Papaw Petey” will forever be in the hearts of his grandchildren, Abbigail, Allison, Jhane, Jada, Frankie, Anna, Brandon Jr. and Noah, who will carry on his name forever.
He also leaves to cherish his memory his brother, Moses (Karen) Peterson Sr.; sister, Naomi (Stevie) Leath; beloved sister-in-law Karen (Phillip) Sales; mother-in-law, Etta Young, and Rene’ Peterson, a friend since she was 15 years old and mother of his son, along with a host of relatives and friends.
Noah was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Peterson, and his parents. The Peterson family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Dayton for their patience, joy, and most important comfort, especially at the time of his departure from this life.
A viewing will be held at Fellowship Christian Church, Upper Valley Campus on April 17, 2023 beginning at 12:30 p.m. A Celebration of Noah’s life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home.