James F. Peterson, 87, of Cherry Creek passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 in Buffalo General Hospital. He was born August 19, 1934 in Jamestown, the son of the late Harold F. and Georgia Merwin Peterson. Jim attended Falconer High School and prior to retirement was employed by Valley Trucking, Teamsters Local 649. He was a member of the Falconer Rod & Gun Club and former member of the Jamestown Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving are five sons: Scott (Paula) Meekins of Bemus Point, James Peterson Jr. of Westfield, Steve Peterson, Randy Peterson both of Panama, Brian (Diana) Peterson of West Ellicott; three step children: Victor Digirolamo, David Dirgirolamo, Sharon Digirolamo; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother Ted Abbot and a sister Kathy Littrell. He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey E. Wensley Peterson whom he married April 26, 1980 in the former E. Elmwood United Methodist Church; a granddaughter Kristen Meekins; a brother Gene H. Peterson and a sister Roberta Depas. As per Jim’s request no services will be observed.