Anthony Jason “AJ” Peterson, 57, of Farmington passed away in the loving presence of his family on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. AJ was born on Friday, February 26, 1965, in Bonne Terre, to Howard “Crockey” and Mary Kathryn Peterson. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Farmington, where in his younger years he enjoyed playing the drums for the Contemporary service.
AJ was a 1983 graduate of North County High School. He spent his early working life at the family Pepsi business in Flat River. AJ formed a rock band and moved to California where he met his wife, Sherrie. They moved to Farmington where they owned and operated Coast to Coast Sounds. He later became the Vice President of Flat River Building Center.
He is survived by his parents, Kathryn and Crockey Peterson; brother, Chip (Debbie) Peterson; sister, Beth (Paul) DeStefano and daughters, Jocelyn and Rachel Peterson; nieces and nephews, Harry and Parks Peterson, Katelyn Wiles, Brian Holme and Kristen Puschus and former wife of 19 years, Sherrie Cooper.
AJ loved to laugh and play practical jokes on family and friends. The Andy Griffith Show, Three Stooges and Two and A Half Men were three of his favorite TV shows. He loved rock music, especially Kiss and Van Halen and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his beautiful daughters. AJ will be…always loved…forever missed and never forgotten.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home-Taylor Chapel in Farmington from 2:00 PM until the Celebration of Life Service at 4:00 PM with Rev. Ron Beaton officiating. Burial to follow at Saint Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly appreciated if donations could be made to Serenity Hospice, Farmington Pet Adoption Agency or to the Farmington Family Senior Center.