Bruce Peterson – 1953-2022

Bruce Peterson – 1953-2022

Bruce Peterson, 68, of St.Louis, Mo., passed on January 7, 2022. He was born May 21, 1953, in Little Rock, Ark., to the late John and Mildred Peterson.

Bruce graduated from the historic Little Rock Central High School and then continued on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts in architectural studies from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Bruce started his career in the engineering department with Arkansas Power & Light and held various positions with other companies as an inspector and construction project manager. He would complete his career with the city of St. Louis, Mo., as a building inspector. Bruce was a skilled and disciplined worker who believed in taking time to do things the right way.

Bruce attended Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo., and served as a faithful member.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Michael Peterson and Keith Peterson. He is survived by his son, Dwight Hall; his sister, Barbra Tyler; his brother, Gary Peterson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Walk-through visitation for Mr. Peterson will be held Friday, January 21, 2022, between 12 noon-5 p.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark. Masks are required. Social spacing is observed.
The funeral service is private. The ceremony will be livestreamed on Ruffin & Jarrett’s Facebook page at 12 noon on Saturday, January 22, 2022.


4 thoughts on “Bruce Peterson – 1953-2022”

  • My sincere condolences to the family of Bruce Peterson. I knew Bruce when we both lived in Little Rock, AR. He was a great man, and we enjoyed many times together. in our youth. Bruce could make you break out in laughter or make you pause in thought. May you all be blessed by 0God’s favor in the days ahead, as we were to know Bruce during his time with us.

  • I have so many fond memories of Bruce. Conversations with Bruce were lively and deep on the most serious of topics to light-hearted laughs! I remember him driving around LR in one of his many cars (Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Torino, Honda Prelude) from back in the day! Bruce always played great music in his rides and at home! I can see him doing the latest dances moves with a big smile on his face! My family and I treasure the honor of being welcomed and embraced by the Peterson Family. We shared numerous, wonderful gatherings with Bruce, his mother, father, brothers, grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. If Mildred Peterson was cooking and John Peterson was hosting a dominoes or card game, you wanted to be there! I will definitely miss talking to him about music, history, sports, jokes about growing older, and life in general. Bruce would always say something positive and uplifting. May God’s healing power embrace and comfort Dwight, Gary, the Peterson family, extended family, friends, and all those who love and cherish memories of Bruce. Rest in beautiful peace.

  • My deepest condolences to the Peterson family. Bruce was a good guy, smart, funny, and kindhearted.
    Rest In Peace, Bruce! You will be missed.

  • I only knew Bruce for a short time. But in that time I knew I could count on you to do your job (very well) and turn me on to some good places to eat. I will miss eating lunch with you. Bruce think of me when your eating chicken, from up above. RIP my friend.

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