Timothy James Peterson

September 24, 2001 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 21) 21 Years Old


Timothy James Peterson, a young man whose infectious smile could light up any room, left this world far too soon on Sunday, July 16, 2023. His untimely departure has left a void in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Timothy's life was a testament to the power of a vibrant personality, a remarkable sense of humor, and an unwavering dedication to helping others.

Timothy was born on September 24, 2001 in Wytheville, Virginia.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Kimberly Worley.

Timothy was a true kid at heart, he would watch a Disney movie every day. His laughter was contagious, and his presence had a remarkable way of brightening any room. Whether it was through a well-timed joke or a warm smile, he had an incredible ability to uplift those in his company. His infectious energy was simply magnetic, drawing people towards him and creating a sense of friendship and joy wherever he went.  Timothy graduated from Ashe County High School in 2021 and worked for Skyline Telephone.

In addition to his magnetic personality, Timothy was an outstanding athlete, excelling in both football and wrestling. His determination and competitive spirit were evident in every game he played and every match he wrestled. As a coach for youth wrestling, he shared his passion and knowledge with the next generation, inspiring young athletes to pursue their dreams with perseverance and dedication.

Timothy's athleticism was only matched by his unwavering commitment to helping others, constantly going out of his way to lend a hand. His selflessness knew no bounds, and he touched countless lives with his kindness, leaving his mark on the hearts of all who crossed his path.

Timothy Peterson’s legacy will forever be remembered and cherished by his family, friends, and teammates. His bright smile and infectious laughter will continue to inspire and guide us all. Though he has left us far too soon, his memory will live on as a beacon of light and love.

Timothy is survived by his parents, James and Heidi Peterson, his girlfriend, Destiny Young, siblings, Amber Newman (Josh) of Galax, VA, Alyssa Peterson, David Peterson (Sarah), Drake Lewis, Maddison Lewis all of Jefferson, Andrew Peterson of Fleetwood, Gracye Trivette, Matthew Peterson, Luke Peterson and Bryson Trivette all of Jefferson, Aaron Peterson of Independence, VA and Abagail Peterson of Jefferson.  Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, David and Paulette Peterson of Galax, VA, maternal grandparents, Rex Allen and Sue Worley of Independence, VA and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Roy Putman. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 22, 2023 prior to the funeral service at Ashelawn.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Ashe County High School Booster’s Club in care of Amy Dollar; 405 Country Side Acres Drive, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Timothy will be deeply missed, but his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of all whose lives he touched.

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July 22, 2023

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens
3470 U.S. Highway 221 North
Crumpler, NC 28617

Funeral Service
July 22, 2023

3:00 PM
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens
3470 U.S. Highway 221 North
Crumpler, NC 28617


Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
3470 US Hwy 221 N.
Crumpler, NC 28617


Ashe County High School Booster Club
405 Country Side Acres Drive, West Jefferson NC 28694


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