He was 63 years old.
The circumstances of Peterson's death are not yet known.
He was a Veteran educator and worked with the district for 38 years and had retired in 2010.
Peterson was a school board member in Zone 6 and his term was to end in 2015.
Peterson was a 1972 graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where he played on the Reddie basketball team from 1968 - 1972.