Joseph Peterson

Joseph Peterson, 50, December 29th, 1965-June 10th, 2016 From Buckner, Born and Raised in Kansas City.

He was survived by his wife Mary and Kids: Beth, Rick, Paula, Jered, Ashley, Nathan, and Zachery; His grandchildren: Willie, Eric, Jill, Bella, Lexie, Dominic, Sabin, Christian, Tyson, Thayawna, Lena, and Rowyn…Whom he loved with all of his heart equally and they called him Papa; His Brothers and Sister; 4 dogs and 1 cat who were his babies too; His nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; in-laws and outlaws.

He was preceded in death by both His parents, numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, a daughter (Christie), a granddaughter Eva, and too many others to count.

Most of his life he worked as a diesel mechanic or Big Truck and trailer repair…He was also a doting husband, father and Papa…He loved being with all of his family and friends.

Everyone who knew him called him a friend, best friend, also known as Joe, Joey, Big Joe, J.P., Big Sexy, Master Joeda, My Brotha man, Brother, Uncle, Dad, Father, Papa, cousin, Big Daddy, Boss Hole and Husband.

There was not a day that went by that he would not give you a big hug and kiss and tell you he loved you like he had not seen you forever or will ever see you again and you were always family. Blood or not.

He loved to laugh (and what a sweet laugh it was) sometimes sounding like a mischievous little kid giggle. He used to say No one was safe. If he liked you he would tease and torment you until everyone cried with laughter…all in good humor.

He presented to new people as this big, tough as nails guy. To those who really knew him found that he had a soft and very giving heart. He would give you his last dollar, his shirt off of his back, his coat if you were cold, he would feed you if you were hungry, and his bed if you needed a place to sleep. He would always stop what he was doing to help you if you were in need. He would call just to check to see if you were ok or needed help…and always wanted to love on all the babies…would tell people to give him his baby so he could just get some lovin’s.

He would say when he was done “OK, Bye”

A celebration of life will be held, Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 11-1 PM at Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo 64133


  1. Jennifer Brayman on June 15, 2016 at 4:51 am

    May the wonderful memories of him give you all peace in the days to come.

  2. Toni Ford on June 15, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Dear Jamie, Judi and Family: My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Praying for all of you during this time.

  3. Dave Carey on June 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

    My condolences and prays to all his family and friends. Today we lay to rest, one of the most wonderful person I have ever know. JP, Is everything and then some,that is in this obituary. He was there for me. When I lost my son in Sept. 2014. I’m so LUCKEY to have as a friend and always have him in my in my heart. He helped keep me alive. If any one needs to talk. Please, Call 816-872-6214 and I will loan you a ear to listen and heart to help you threw these times. Thank you,,JP for being there for me. rest in peace my friend.

  4. Marion Bedgood on June 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Paula, to you and yours go my deepest condolances in this sad sad time. You have my deepest thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  5. Lorrie on July 12, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Thanks guys, I just about lost it lonokig for this.

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