John A. Peterson, 84 of Taylorville, IL went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:35 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. He was the Son of Elmer and Eva (Stone) Peterson. John Married Donna Jean, the love of his life on September 2, 1988. He is survived by Donna Jean and several children, particularly Reidd, wife Patti and Granddaughters, Rylee and Ripley of Neoga, who were a very special part of his life. Other children live in Massachusetts, Hawaii and Menard County, IL.
John had a full Christian life, having accomplishments every goal he set for himself including sharing numerous local and state boards of directors and was a published author. He was the Manager at the Christian County Farm Bureau, he raced cars, flew airplanes, hot air balloons, skied in the Alps and was a shooter and reloader. As a volunteer, John chaired the State Heart Association Board, the Illinois Coalition against Tobacco Board, NRA affiliate board and the Rifle-Pistol Club Board. He maintained a membership in the association of former Intelligence officers, (Air force) and was an active Gideon.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville, IL and a memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville, IL
Memorials may be made to Taylorville Christian Church 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.