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William "Royce" Peterson, age 62, of Green Mountain, passed away on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late June and Esther Ray Peterson. Royce worked with Ray Brothers Trucking for many years. He was extremely mechanically inclined, who loved working on vehicles and "tinkering" on everything.
Surviving is his wife of 22 years, Beverly Peterson; mother-in-law, Yvonne Peterson of Green Mountain; children: Amanda Silvers of Burnsville, Ashley Biddix and husband, Steven, of Spruce Pine, Karissa Peterson and husband, Justin, of Double Island, Stacy Colbough and husband, Jon, of Knoxville, TN and Jason Flick of Grand Blanc, MI; sister, Emma Jean Peterson of Burnsville; grandchildren: Augusta, Darsie, Stormy, Paisley, Addison, and Hayden.
Royce's wishes were to be cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Compassionate Care WNC for the wonderful care given to Royce and the family and requests memorial donations be made to them at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com