WARREN – Willie E. Peterson, age 77, longtime area resident, entered into his heavenly reward Thursday, March 25, 2021 at St. Joseph Health Center. He was born November 26, 1943 in Rutledge, Ala., the son of Sanson and Sallie (Holly) Peterson, and had lived in Ohio since 1954.
Willie graduated from Leavittsburg High School and retired from General Motors after thirty-plus years of employment. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he attained the rank of Petty Officer and served as a navigation specialist on the USS St. Paul and the USS Hollister during the Vietnam War. The USS St. Paul was in the film “In Harm’s Way,” and Willie got to meet John Wayne. He enjoyed watching television and streaming movies online.
Precious memories of Willie live on with three brothers: Tommie (Jackie) of Fairfax Station, Va., Richard (Mollie) of Warren, and Shawn Peterson (Yolanda) of Penn Hills, Pa. one sister-in-law, Jackie Peterson of Akron; and a host of nieces, nephews and their families, who loved him and remember him fondly.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Sanson and Sallie Peterson; and four brothers: Charles, Robert, Glenn, and Larry Peterson.
Calling hours are 9:30 to 11:00 am Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, where full military honors will be conferred. Masks are required, and social distancing practices will be observed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to Serving Your Loved Ones. This obituary may be viewed, and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.
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