Richard Irving Patterson, 88, of Nathalie passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at home. He was the husband of Rhodamary Watkins Patterson.
Mr. Patterson was born in St. Johnville, N.Y., July 9, 1931, a son of the late Hubert Dudley Patterson and Myrtle Collins Patterson. He was a member of Brookneal United Methodist Church, but attended Fellowship Community Church. He was also a founding member of Brookneal Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM), a U. S. Army Veteran, owner of R and R Trucking Co. and worked at Punk Stanley’s store.
In addition to his wife, he survived by two sons, James Alvin Patterson of Laceyville, PA., Richard Scott Patterson (Beverly) of Nathalie; a daughter, Justina Anne Patterson of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, 20 Great-grandchildren; a brother Joe Patterson (Carol) of St. Johnville, N.Y.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Maryellen DiBrango; a sister, Betty Hoyer; three brothers Herbert, Edward and Dan Patterson.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to BEAM in honor of Richard.
Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal is assisting the family.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hendersonfuneral.net.