Gary Meryl Petersen, 77, formerly of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on August 24, 2020 at his home in Barling, Arkansas with his wife and son by his side. A Celebration of his life will be September 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the family home in Barling, Arkansas. Gary was born in Kansas City, Kansas to the late Holger Rasmus Petersen and the late Laila ( Berg) Petersen on October 13, 1942. He married MarySue Bassett on July 28, 1970 and they just celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage. He drove over the road for Pepsico ( formerly PFS) for many years and was a dedicated husband and father. He was a Veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army. Of his many achievements in life, his greatest was being the most amazing adopted father a son could ever have. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Holger Petersen and his mother; Leila Peterson. Gary leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife, MarySue ( Bassett) Petersen, his son; Ty Joseph Petersen and his daughter in law; Jacquelyn (DuPriest) Petersen. Arrangements under the direction of Smith Mortuary Charleston, Arkansas.
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