GREENVILLE, KY., Jewell Friezelle Peterson, 93, of Greenville passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Greenville the son of Roland Peterson and Florence Latham Peterson. He was a UMWA coal miner and has worked for Gibraltar for 33 years as well as several other coal mines. He was a member of Greenville First Baptist Church and had been a member longer than any other current member. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1946 where he was a star basketball player.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Evelyn Hogan Peterson in 1981, 2 sisters Martha Morton and Louella Green.
He is survived by 3 sons Stephen A. Peterson of Greenville, Brent Peterson of Cadiz, and Timothy (Carrie) Peterson of Mt. Juliet, TN., 4 grandchildren Jarred Peterson, Jay Peterson, Taylor Peterson, Caitlin (Thomas) Gish, 5 great grandchildren Jaycee Peterson, Knox Gish, Jackson Peterson, James Peterson, and Kennedy Gish.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net