Bill "Pete" Peterson, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Oct. 7, 1923 in Rockford, Ill., a son of Arthur William and Alma Peterson. He died on Monday, June 9 in Eureka Springs at the age of 84.
Peterson was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force during WWII, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He later retired from the Air Force. He was a member of the Holiday Island Community Church and the Coffee Pot Club in Eureka Springs
On Aug. 4, 1944 he married Doris (Eubank), who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two daughters, Linda Lee Bussell of Winchester, Tenn. and Teri Martin of Eureka Springs; one brother, Bob Peterson of Hawaii; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one niece; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carolyn Peterson.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Holiday Island Community Church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.