Wayne F. Peterson

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Wayne Francis Peterson passed away while at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, VA on September 14, 2021, just days after his 68th birthday after a long battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Wayne was born on September 11, 1953 to Edgar and Irene (Jacobsen) Peterson in Alexandria, VA. He graduated from Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria where he was a great basketball player, attended Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina for a year and graduated from Radford College in Virginia with a degree in Business. It was here that he met the love of his life, his wife Susan.

Wayne worked at National Permanent Bank in Washington, DC and then Citibank as a mortgage and loan officer. He loved playing tennis and skiing in his earlier years and golf and fishing later on, either on a lake in Canada or the pond in the neighborhood. He was also pretty good at the Call of Duty video game. He was always a beach lover and loved vacationing in the Caribbean. He was the most wonderful father and husband, spending many a day driving us to riding lessons, horse shows, musical recitals, volleyball tournaments, showing us how to fish and shoot, and giving driving lessons on back country roads.

He was kind, funny, loyal, and generous. He lived for his family and enjoyed every day to the fullest with a positive attitude, even through all of his health issues. He never met a stranger and could talk easily to anyone. He was an animal lover and his pups Lucy and Jasper will surely be missing him, as will grandpup Scout and grandkitty Cotton (even though Cotton was standoffish to him). He enjoyed the simple pleasures in life – especially his latest ‘sport’ of cornhole, going to Carousel for a slider or ice cream, or just sitting on the porch watching the wildlife in the field. He will be so terribly missed.

Wayne is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Susan, daughters Nikki and Ashleigh “Petie” Peterson Tucker (Sam); sister Bobbi Clarke (Richard), nieces Emily Smolak and Angelin Clarke, along with many additional extended family and friends

We have no doubt that he is now wearing his wings in heaven, joking with his brothers-in-law Mike and Rick and Uncle Sam who were there to welcome him. In lieu of flowers, please consider doing a good deed in his honor or donating to your local SPCA.

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  1. The Owners and Staff at the Money and King Funeral Home, wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call us anytime as we are always available to you. Bob Gallagher Funeral Director

  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Wayne while I was selling vehicles at Lindsay in Warrenton. He was one of my toughest customers, but underneath that tough guy exterior I somehow knew he was a softy at heart, much like my dad. In the end I sold him a beautiful new Buick Enclave and we became fast friends. Years later I “almost” sold him a rare breed horse too! RIP my friend till we meet again. ?

  3. For the times I spoke and interacted with Wayne, he always was able to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. This last year or so because of Covid, my friends and I found us playing more video games online with Wayne almost every other night, enjoying each other’s life stories, telling jokes, sipping on whiskey, and just enjoying each other’s company. At the end of each night, Wayne would always end with his classic line: “Boys, it’s always a pleasure!”… Wayne, it was my pleasure getting to meet and know you. You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Sue and family, what a huge hole in your hearts! Wayne was such a vibrant and wonderful man. Karla and I were so very shocked and saddened to read of his passing so suddenly! Wayne was one of those neat people you don’t encounter often… always on point, always smiling and getting his view across while hearing yours. I hope God guides your family to healing and acceptance. Losing Wayne so soon forces you all on a journey of eventual acceptance. It is and will be a painfully difficult time. Thankfully, you are not alone. Call or come by anytime. God Bless.

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