Marvin Alden Peterson, age 83, of the Poplar Community, passed away on Monday, December 30th, 2019 at his home. A native of Mitchell County, Marvin was a son of the late John and Arizona Harding Peterson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Jean Letterman Peterson; brothers: Arnold Peterson and Morris Peterson; sisters: Maria Peterson and Michelle McCloud, and a grandson, Dustin Andrew Austin.
Marvin was a loving father and will always be remembered by his gentle smile and helping hand to others at his garage. He will be greatly missed by his garage buddies.
Surviving is his daughters: Rachel Austin of Burnsville, Theresa Briggs and husband, Keith, of Green Mountain, Wanda Miller of Spruce Pine; sons: Ricky Peterson and wife, Vickie, of Poplar, Roger Peterson and girlfriend, Lydia Hollifield, of Poplar; grandchildren: Lindsey Grizzel (Clint), Amanda Johnson (Hunter), Ryan Briggs, Josh Briggs, Timothy Johnson, Cody Miller and Maria Harrison (Marshall); great-grandchildren: Wade Grizzel, Mason Grizzel, Brooklyn Johnson, Hunter Harrison, and Piper Harrison; and a sister, Jan Street of Winston-Salem.
Marvin will be laid to rest at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31st at the Hughes Cemetery in Poplar.
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