Russell Aubrey Peterson Jr.

September 29, 1937September 10, 2021

Russell Aubrey Peterson Jr, age 83, passed away on September 10, 2021. Aubrey was born in Brunswick, Ga on September, 29, 1937 to the late Russell Aubrey Peterson and Sally Swan Peterson.

He was a member of Viewmont Baptist Church since 1975. He loved his church dearly and was particularly fond of its Television ministry with which he was involved with for many years.

Aubrey was preceded in death by his wife, Lynda who always called him Pete and is survived by his three sons, Aubrey, Chris (Melissa) and Andrew (Chad Ramsey), all of Hickory; identical twin brother, Andrew Peterson of Georgia; sister, Trudy Norris of South Carolina; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, who were a source of great joy for him.

Aubrey enjoyed reading stories of all kinds but loved westerns and mysteries the most and was, himself, a gifted storyteller.

Aubrey's true love in life was his family and he was always a constant source of comfort to those closest to him but especially when they faced their own challenges. His nature was always gentle and forgiving.

A graveside service will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dr. Andrew Rawls officiating.

Military honors will be provided by the NC National Guard and the Caldwell County Honor Guard. Condolences may be sent to the Peterson Family at

Drum Funeral Home of Hickory is honored to be serving the Peterson family.


  • A Graveside Service

    Friday, September 17, 2021


Russell Aubrey Peterson Jr.

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Richard Blevins

September 18, 2021

I wanted to pass along my condolences to Russell Aubrey and his brothers. I was unable to attend yesterday's service, as I was late getting out of a mid-morning doctor's appointment. It was my intent to be there to support my long-time friend Aubrey Jr. Please know the family has been in my thoughts and prayer. May God's peace comfort you during this time!

Laura Gatwood

September 18, 2021

My condolences on the passing of Pete. I always thought highly of him. He always had on a smile when he came by the store to see Lynda. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Michelle Wohala

September 17, 2021

Aubrey such a great man of god. Good friend, Prayers for comfort for his Family.