Darryl Peterson, 63, husband of Deborah Adams Peterson, died Jan. 20, 2021, in Bogalusa. He was born on Oct. 14, 1957, to Sarah and Eric Peterson. Darryl rededicated his life and actively served together with his beloved wife as an active member of Ben’s Ford Baptist Church.
He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1975. He also received several honors, including an associate degree in Instrumentation. He was an Instrument Technician prior to his retirement from Temple-Inland in 2008.
Darryl supported the Republican ideals and policies and believed in transparency in our local and state government. He was the Chairperson of the Washington Republican Executive Committee (WRPEC) for two terms. He was currently the Vice President of the Washington Parish Planning Commission. He networked and assisted with Republican candidates and Republican Women’s club projects. He was appointed a Super Poll Watcher by state candidates to patrol polling places.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Adams Peterson; his mother, Sarah Kitchens Peterson; two sons, Daron Peterson (Becca) and Flynt Peterson; two stepsons, Brock Adams, all of Bogalusa, and Barrett Adams of Denham Springs; two brothers, Dr. Yancey Peterson (Chrishawn) of Roswell, N.M., and Kitch Peterson of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Krystal Peterson of Franklinton; and two grandchildren, Lacey Rose and Ayelah Grace Peterson.
He lived life fully! He loved NASCAR racing as well as traveling and cruising around the world until he suddenly lost his battle with COVID-19. Brown-McGehee Funeral Home of Bogalusa will oversee his final arrangements. Due to current COVID-19 situation, mask and social distancing will be strictly observed. The Rev. Lynn Martin, the Rev. Caleb Martin, the Rev Jimmy Byrd, and the Rev. Travis Houston will officiate the service. Darryl’s celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at Ben’s Ford Baptist Church. Graveside rites will be held immediately following the service at Ben’s Ford Cemetery on Louisiana Highway 439.
Memorial gifts may be made to BEAMS (Bible Education and Missionary Service), BEAMS provides free Bibles in native languages across the world, 15444 Duckworth Road, Gulfport, MS 39503, or to Ben’s Ford Baptist Church, 58521 Highway 439, Bogalusa, LA 70427.