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Freddie Peterson '70 January 24, 2017 12:25 PM updated: January 24, 2017 12:27 PM

Published in The(Baton Rouge LA) from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20, 2015

Freddie Joseph Peterson Ph.D.
A longtime resident of Clinton, Freddie died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. He was 84 years old and was retired Superintendent from LSU Idlewild Research Station with over 40 years of service as an Agronomist. He was a US Army veteran. Visiting will be at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Clinton on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 from noon until service time at 3pm. Burial will be in Redwood Cemetery, Slaughter. He is survived by his children, Patrick Peterson and wife, Lisa; Kathy Peterson Thomas and husband, Larry; and Matthew Peterson and wife, April. Five grandchildren: Brian Noel Thomas, Ashley Elizabeth Thomas, Alix Hannah Dearing, Andrew Ivers Peterson and William Frye Peterson. Four great grandchildren: Brittany Noel Thomas, Jaice Dillon Thomas, Obie James Sanders and Lorelei Layne Dearing. Sisters: Billie Richey and husband, Glynn, Midge Smith and Rita Peterson. He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary Eleanor Byrnes Peterson; his parents, Frans and Mittie Peterson; a sister, Edla Cole; and brother-in-law, Truman Smith. Pallbearers will be Andrew Peterson, Brian Thomas, William Peterson, David O'Brien, Kurt O'Brien, Jason Dodgen, and Mike Dearing. He was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church and was an Eagle Scout. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The Peterson Family would like to thank Marilyn Brown for all the patience and love given to our Dad and also thanks to the wonderful residents and staff at Oakwood Village for all your compassion and care. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at

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Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., Clinton, LA
10761 Bank Street Clinton, LA 70722

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