Vernon Milton Patterson, 77, of Risco, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Born Dec. 4, 1929, in Bonne Terre, Mo., son of the late Benjamin Milton and Anna Katherine Allgier Patterson, he was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco.
On June 25, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., he married Dixie Marie Black, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Mike Patterson, of Malden, Mo.; one daughter, Shirley Frye and husband, Randy, of Risco; a daughter-in-law, Tamme Richardson and husband, Rich, of Malden; six grandchildren, Kelly Scire, of Affton, Mo., Brian Rowland and Josh Patterson, both of Campbell, Mo., Jamie Patterson, of Dexter, Mo., Jesica Patterson, of St. Charles, Mo., and Jill Richardson, of Malden and four great-grandchildren, Bella Scire, of Affton, Ben Rowland, of Campbell and Carly Patterson and jack Scruggs, both of Dexter.
He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Patterson and one brother, Raymond Patterson.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gene Lancaster and Lewis Scott officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.