Frankie Joe Peterson

March 31, 1935 - December 3, 2020
Frankie Peterson

Frankie Joe Peterson, 85, Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 3, 2020 at his home. Frankie was born March 31, 1935 in Georgetown, Texas, the son of Reuben and Laverne (Schumpert) Peterson. He was a 1953 graduate of Georgetown High School, Georgetown, Texas. Frankie married the love of his life, Betty Jo Cargill, on May 15, 1954. He worked as plant manager of Fred’s Frozen Foods in Carthage. Frankie enjoyed piddling around the house, doing yardwork, taking care of his cats, and always enjoyed giving everyone a hard time with a smile on his face, but most of all, he loved his family.

Survivors include four sons, Rick Peterson (Joslyn), Russellville, Arkansas, Mike Peterson (Janet), Carthage, Missouri, Terry Peterson (Michelle), Diamond, Missouri, and Scott Peterson (Christine), Russellville, Arkansas; a daughter, Vicki Munson (Wesley), White Lake, Michigan; a sister, Betty Bridges, Santa Maria, California; thirteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben Peterson and Laverne Crider; his wife of 55 years, Betty Jo Peterson; and a grandson, Michael Peterson.

Graveside services will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.