Steven Marlon Peterson, 48, of Star City, passed away October 2, 2021.
He was born Dec. 25, 1972, in Livingston, Tennessee to the late Elmer Peterson and Pearl Harper Peterson.
Steven graduated from Star City High School in 1991 and attended both SEARK College and Henderson State University.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn Walker and brother, Philip Peterson.
Survivors include his brother, Joseph Peterson of Star City; five nephews, Justin Peterson of San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Peterson of Cibolo, Texas, Adam Peterson of Little Rock, Chris Peterson and Alan Peterson, both of Star City; brother-in-law, Glenn Walker of Star City; a great niece, two great nephews and countless friends who were his family, as well.
Steven, or as most called him, “Pete,” was a person that spread happiness and love wherever he went. When his friends, family or coworkers were sad, Pete would do anything to make them laugh. He knew we were not all going to be here for a long time, so he was determined to make it a good time. He was the best.
Pete worked on dialysis machines as a profession for most of his life, allowing him to diagnose and fix machines that helped people live normal lives despite health challenges. He devoted much of his life to helping others. He was the best.
His most special relationships were with his five nephews. He made sure to let everyone know how proud he was of every single one of them. He became a father figure to each, stepping up when no one forced him. Whether it be sitting next to them on a deer stand, watching from the nosebleeds at a Pearl Jam concert or riding the dirt roads of Arkansas talking about life, Uncle Pete took the time to be with them all. He was the best.
He loved to fish and hunt. If he wasn’t at home or work, he was most likely outdoors waiting for the next lightning storm. He loved to share the outdoors with others more than doing it alone. In most pictures, Pete is wearing camo and holding a fish or some ducks in his hand with a smile on his face. His infectious smile reminded everyone of his sense of humor and unforgettable laugh. He was the best.
There aren’t enough words or time to accurately describe who Pete was to all of those who loved and knew him. He lifted people up and left them better and more loved. Whistling tunes and cracking inappropriate jokes, Pete will always be remembered.
He was THE best uncle. He was THE best friend. He was THE absolute best.
There will be a memorial service in Steven’s honor in the near future to celebrate his life with his family and friends. To celebrate his love for the outdoors, memorials in his name can be made to the Arkansas Wildlife Federation at ARWild.org.
Arrangements by Roselawn Funeral Service and Crematory in Pine Bluff.