Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 15, 2013

Billy Ray Peterson

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana —

Billy Ray Peterson passed away in Kaufman on Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was born in Rosenthal, Texas on May 4, 1941 to John Perry Peterson and Minnie Methea Loewe.  

Billy was raised in Dawson and graduated from Dawson High School. After high school Billy joined the United States Navy and was discharged in 1968.  After the service Billy moved to Dallas and attended electrician school.  He was an electrician for over 45 years.  He worked for Kennedy Electric in Mesquite for 10 years before retiring in 2007.  Billy loved to restore old tractors and was a member of the North Texas Tractor Club and the Methodist Church.  On Jan. 11, 1969 Billy married Joyce Elaine Hopping in Dallas at Grace Temple Baptist Church.  

His parents and sister Myrtle Diann Caraway preceded Billy in death.  

He is survived by his wife Joyce of Kaufman; stepsons Gary Aaron of Des Moines, Iowa and Greg Aaron of Seagoville; brother John Perry Peterson Jr. of Austin; sisters: Betty Huddleston of Fort Worth and Katheryn Bankston of Belton; nieces, nephews and many other relatives.  

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home with interment following in DFW National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

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Arrangements by Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home, Kaufman.