Wayne Peterson

Born on February 9, 1945

Departed on July 30, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Wayne Peterson, 75, of Nashville, TN, passed away on July 30, 2020 , surrounded by his family.

Wayne was born in 1945 to Helmer and Marjorie Peterson of Chicago, Illinois.   After graduating from high school in 1963, Wayne went on to get his Associates Degree at the University of Illinois.

After graduation, he landed his first time job where he spent 35 years working for printing company giant RR Donnelley and Sons.  This kicked off a 45 year career in the printing industry.

In 1965, he met Shirley, and they wed in 1966, going on to have 1 son, Darren.

After retiring in 2010, Wayne spent his time golfing (playing and watching), traveling with Shirley and enjoying University of Southern California football games.  Go Trojans, Fight On!  Wayne was also a life long Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.

Wayne was predeceased by his mother (Marjorie) and father (Helmer). He is survived by wife Shirley, son Darren and daughter in law Marisa.  He was a loving caring husband, father and friend that touched the lives of many around him.  He will be deeply missed and always remembered by his family and friends.

Wayne will be laid to rest in a private service at Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens on Tuesday morning, August 4, 2020.  Flowers can be sent on Monday to West Harpeth Funeral Home at 6962 Charolette Pike, Nashville, TN  37209

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8 Comments to Wayne Peterson

  1. Marisa Peterson
    August 3, 2020 12:05 pm

    RIP Wayne🕊. We love you💜

  2. Shari Adams
    August 3, 2020 12:18 pm

    Such a handsome man! Love you guys!!!💖💖💖

  3. Kathy Ferrell
    August 3, 2020 1:36 pm

    Darren is a blessed man to have had such a loving father. Rest in peace.

  4. Jill Meek
    August 3, 2020 1:56 pm

    Darrin, We are so sorry to hear this news. I’m sure he will be missed and Im sure he was a wonderful person and father. Sending you and your family lots of hugs and prayers. Jill and Randy Meek

  5. The Brownings
    August 3, 2020 2:38 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace and you find peace during this sad time. You are in our thought – Katie, Shawn, Toby, and Beasley

  6. Larry and Maryann White
    August 3, 2020 10:28 pm

    Love and prayers during this time of loss. We love you !

  7. Darren Peterson
    August 4, 2020 8:24 pm

    Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts, he was a very special man, loved by all who knew him , he will be missed.

  8. Tom & Ro zikmund
    August 17, 2020 6:28 pm

    Dear Shirley and Darren: We are so sad to read this news of Wayne passing. The tears are flowing—such a dear dear man. We knew something had to happen as we couldn’t reach you in the past weeks. Hugs and we send our love. Please keep in touch.

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