James T “Jim” Peterson Jr., 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Services were Jan. 23, 2017 at Genesis UMC with burial at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. 

James T. “Jim" Peterson was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Fort Worth, Texas, to James T. Peterson Sr. and Jessie Natalie Parker Peterson. In 1986, he married to the love of his life, Mary Camille “Cam” Corkins.

Jim’s kindness touched the lives of many and his gifts of time and talent can still be seen and felt in the craftsmanship of his pipe organs and the strength of the family he leaves behind.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Jesse “Kitty” Peterson; brother, John “Butch” Peterson; sister, Natalie “Sissy” Peterson; and daughter, Kathy Barge.

Survivors include his wife, Cam Peterson; children, Mary Margaret Peterson, Allison Shannon Valencia and husband, William Valencia, Natalie Alice Peterson, Jayme Tres Waldt and husband, Zach Waldt; granddaughter, Crystal Barge; sisters, Mary Mae McDonald, Gayle Ann Beaird and husband, E.J, Beaird; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Jim requested donations be made to Genesis United Methodist Church Pipe Organ Fund.

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