Mr. Harold Wayne Peterson, Sr., 88, longtime plumber of Frederick died Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Frederick Health Hospital. Twice married, he was predeceased by his first wife, Louella Peterson, on September 27, 1982, and is survived by his second wife, Betty Bland Peterson, whom he married February 14, 1986.
Born July 15, 1933 in Burnsville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Jennings Peterson and Zora (McInturff) Peterson.
In 1959, he started Harold W. Peterson, Inc., a local plumbing company, that was still in business at the time of his death.
Harold enjoyed working on his antique tractors, fishing on his boat on the bay, butchering, mowing the grass at his church, and gardening. He liked visiting with Irvin at the mill in Mt. Pleasant on his way to his shop every morning. He loved spending time with his dog, Jasper.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served as a medic at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by his son, Wayne Peterson and wife Debbie; grandsons, Jeremy Peterson and wife, Jennifer; and Tim Peterson and wife, Danielle; five great-grandchildren, Abigail, Madison, Owen, Cole, and Brynn; and Betty's family, including her sons, Larry Speck and wife, Amy, and Brian Speck and wife, Karen; her grandsons, Benjamin Walker, David Speck, Joseph Speck and wife, Selena, and Daniel Speck; and Betty's three great-granddaughters, Kera, Mckenzie, and Aria.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.
Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 14 from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Don Dvorak officiating.
Interment will follow at Glade Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, P.O. Box 609, Walkersville, MD 21793; or to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York, 10306, or by visiting https://t2t.org.
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