Everette Lindsay Peterson, II

November 6, 1946 ~ December 15, 2018 (age 72)


Everette Lindsay Peterson II, 72, of Clinton, passed away on December 15, 2018, at home. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 11:00 am, in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Clinton, NC.


A native of Clinton, Lindsay graduated from Clinton High School in 1965. As a teen he spent summers Down East learning woodworking from his grandfather, Elmo Wade, a master boatbuilder. In high school, he honed his skills on guitar and formed the folk band, Les Trois Solitaires (The Lonely Three). He earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from NC State University in 1969 and a master’s degree in Science Education in 1976. Upon graduation from ROTC in 1969, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Lindsay served in the Chemical Corps overseas in Okinawa during 1969-72 where he quickly rose to rank of Captain, and eventually Major. While overseas, he became a NAUI SCUBA Instructor and received the Army Commendation Medal for his service on chemical weapon removal from Okinawa. During graduate school at NCSU, he started Sea Wolf Dive Shop to share his love of diving and underwater photography. He taught hundreds of children and adults how to swim and SCUBA dive. Lindsay returned to Clinton in 1977 to work alongside his father at Peterson Insurance Agency. He expanded the agency to include additional locations in Roseboro, Fayetteville and Wilmington.


Lindsay is survived by his wife of 16 years, Janice Kraulik Peterson; two children, Shannon Peterson Miller and husband Kevin of Cape Carteret, and Everette Lindsay “Lin” Peterson III and wife Megan of Raleigh; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Trammell Miller, Everett Michael Peterson, and Verdie Dukes Peterson. He is survived by a sister, Lauree Peterson Holliday and husband Ben, and many cousins. He is also survived by faithful canine companions Duke, Libby, and Pearl.


Lindsay is preceded in death by his parents, Everett Lindsay Peterson and Elizabeth Wade Peterson.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Fayetteville chapter, 1990 Fordham Drive, Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC, 28304.


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