James Patterson, 89, of Georgetown, passed away June 26, 2021 at Unity Health in Searcy. He was born July 8, 1931 at Center Hill, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Tellie Martindale Patterson.
James was a Christian man who found the Lord during his time in the Army, and was united with the Church of God of Prophes and remained a faithful servant until his passing. He served in the US Army during the Korean War as an Artillery Assistant. He became a master machinist in the fastener industry for over 40 years. He had a special knack for working with his hands, he loved to tinker with anything but he enjoyed playing music most of all. He could play just about any stringed instrument, but picking the guitar and mandolin was his favorite and passed this passion on to his sons as well.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Patterson; three brothers; and four sisters.
He married Betty Kidd Patterson May 14, 1954 at Searcy; she survives. He is also survived by three children, Doyle Patterson of Georgetown; Karen Ross (James) of Arlington, Texas; and Rob Patterson (Natalie) of Nicholsville, Virginia; five grandchildren, Katie Wilcox, Sarah Daniel, Brittany Sutton, Hannah Patterson, and Kelsey Patterson; six great grandchildren, Kennedy, Landon, Madaline, Aubrey, Delaney, and Liam; as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will be 1 until 2 pm Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Sullivan Funeral Care with funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Burial will privately follow at Georgetown Cemetery.
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