Born Sept. 30, 1919, in Baderville, Mo., son of the late James Anderson and Ellie Craft Patterson, he was a U.S.. Navy veteran, having served in WWII and of the Pentecostal faith. He was past president of McKinleyville, Calif. CB Club.
On Oct. 10, 2000, in McKinley, Calif., he married Ethelyn Langley, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include one son, James Patterson, of Stigler, Okla..; one daughter, Barbara Deckert, of McKinleyville; one brother, Henry Ford Patterson, of House Springs, Mo.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Lucien and Raymond Patterson; two sisters, Gladys Masters and Rosie Peters; one grandson, James Edward Holt and one great-grandson, Jeffery Patterson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo.
Burial was in the Rosewood Cemetery at Malden.