January 25, 2014
Mr. Clare Ellis “Pete” Peterson, age 81, of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mr. Peterson was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart for being wounded in action. He was a machinist at Chase Glass. He enjoyed woodworking, including making his own sawmill, building a house from logs cut on the property, and making furniture. Pete was preceded in death by Parents: Edwin and Wenona Peterson Krause; Brothers: Charles Peterson & Therlo Peterson.
He is survived by:
Wife: Wanda Peterson of Rockwood, Tennessee
Children: Duane Smith (Betty) of Knoxville, Tennessee
Rick Smith of Rockwood, Tennessee
Grandchildren: Brandon Smith of Rockwood, Tennessee
Jessica Smith of Knoxville, Tennessee
Sisters: Connie Gratz (Ed) of Milwaukee, WI
Jill Krause Hillis (Matt) of Jacksonville, Florida
Brothers: Joe Krause (Sherri) of Manistique, MI
Leon Peterson (Joan) Hinsdale, Illinois
Arrangements are as follows: Memorial Services are planned for Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary in Rockwood, Tennessee. Family and Friend will meet in the chapel for the “Celebration of Life “Service. Interment and Concluding Services will be held at a Later Date by the Family.
Evans Mortuary of Rockwood, Tennessee is serving the Family of Mr. Clare Ellis “Pete” Peterson.
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