William Jesse “Bill” Patterson, age 86, of Goreville, passed away at 1:22 am on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born in Clarksville, Tennessee on March 30, 1934, the son of William Griffe and Mary (Marshall) Patterson. He married Verna Mae Moss in Chicago on June 15, 1957. She survives in Goreville.
Mr. Patterson was a member of the First Apostolic Church in Marion, where he had served as a Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and board member. Prior to his retirement, Bill had worked as a coal miner for more than twenty years and Norge for more than nineteen years. He was a proud United States Air Force Veteran. Bill raised cows and horses and loved farming and all that went with it, including baling the hay. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting old cars.
Survivors include his loving wife- Verna Mae Patterson of Goreville
Son- William Mark and Kelley Patterson of Goreville
Son- Edward Scott and Tammy Patterson of Goreville
Daughter- Monica Dawn Carroll of Jerseyville
Grandchildren- Kara Bevis and husband Jonathan
Markella Rutherford and husband James
Kyle Patterson and wife Kassey
Garrett Patterson and wife Alyssa
Great Grandchildren- Avery and Lily Bevis
Sister- Bonnie Arms of Clarksville, Tennessee
Sister- Ruby George and husband George of Marion
He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter- Jessica Patterson, and sister- Agnes Taylor.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the First Apostolic Church in Marion with Rev. Joel Gray officiating. Burial will follow at McKinney Chapel Cemetery with military rites provided by members of the Marion VFW Post 1301, American Legion Post 147, and Flag Detail Unit from the United States Air Force. A time of visitation will be held from 10:00am until 12:00pm on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Marion First Apostolic Church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Marion First Apostolic Church.
For more information or to sign the memorial guest register online, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.