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Dale Patterson

July 5, 1947 — September 29, 2019

Carterville- Arlin Cardell “Dale” Patterson, age 72, of Carterville, passed away at 8:38pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Dale was born in Chicot County, Arkansas on July 5, 1947, the son of Judy and Raymond Patterson. He married Karen McSpadden in Herrin on September 21, 1969. Together,  they have shared fifty years of marriage and wonderful memories.

Dale was a proud United States Navy Veteran, having served from 1965-1969 on the naval submarines. He was a member of the Herrin Elks, Jaycees, and Corvette Club.

Survivors include his wife- Karen Patterson of Carterville

Daughter and Son-in-law- Jodi and Mike Seely of Herrin

Three Grandchildren- Ashley and Jason Rimini of Carterville

     Kaci and Cody Jones of Carterville

     Corie and Toby Coffey of Herrin

Seven Great Grandchildren- Khloe Jones

     Kalli Jones

     Mason Rimini

     Madeline Rimini

     Avery Rimini

     Rilyn Jones

     Isaiah Rimini

Sister- Dixie and Brad Carter of Ramsey

Brother- Steve Patterson of Elkville

Brother- Matt Waltz of Illinois

Nieces and Nephews

Host of very special friends

As per his wishes, he will be cremated. Memorial services to celebrate Dale’s life will be held at 1pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Stephanie Voss officiating. Inurnment will follow at Herrin City Cemetery with military honors provided by Herrin Military Ceremonial Team comprised of Freeman Spur American Legion, Herrin American Legion, and Herrin VFW Post. Assistance will be provided by the Navy Honor Detail. Visitation will be held from 12-1pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

201 S 13th St, Herrin, IL 62948

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