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Howard Patterson
  • April 24, 1923
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  • October 19, 2021

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Howard Richard Patterson was born on April 24,1923 in Franklin, Pennsylvania to James A. Patterson and Clarabell Johnson. He had 5 brothers and 3 sisters (survived by James Arthur Patterson  and Alice Bailik).  Mr. Patterson served in the Army during World War II. He received 3bronze stars, a good conduct metal, a victory medal and a ribbon from the Asian Pacific theater along with a Philippine Liberation ribbon.  After returning home  he worked hauling coal from the coal mines in Pennsylvania. In 1958 he moved his family to Florida and started his trucking business(Patterson Trucking) and hauled for Rinker and Silver Sands. He retired at age 75 to build a handicap home for his wife in Davenport,Florida.  Mr. Patterson is survived by 4 children,10 grandchildren,8 great grand children and1 great great grandchild.  He loved watching old westerns (especially John Wayne) and watching Nascar( especially tony Stewart).  He loved putting puzzles together and gardening.  He will be buried at Bushnell National Cemetary along side his loving wife.


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  1. Sandy Hollingshead says:
    27 Oct 2021
    Jon, your Grandad was a man of service and honor. He lived an amazing life and will be missed by all. When I would see him, he always had a wittiness to him as he put all those beautiful puzzles together. I know how much he meant to you by all the stories you shared, from when he was lost with your Dad in the woods to when he worked on the semi-trucks to how he made your childhood unforgettable. I am forever thankful for having the chance to get to know him. May you find comfort in the memories you have. With heartfelt sympathy.

  2. Judy andrews says:
    27 Oct 2021
    Dad I love you and I miss you so much already you taught me that all the kindness in the world is best for everyone hope you are enjoying being there with mom Tom and Mandy please kiss them all for me I miss you so much I thought I was ready for this but no it’s hard accepting that your gone I will never get to hear your voice again calling me a have-baked potato when I tried to run through the sliding glass door love you much Rest In Peace dad

  3. Judy andrews lit a candle:
    27 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 27, 2021 at 10:29:48 PM

  4. Melanie King says:
    27 Oct 2021
    Penny,
    Praying for you and your Dad was a treasure and glad I got to meet him a few times. RIP Mr. Patterson.
    Love u my friend

  5. Melanie King lit a candle:
    27 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 27, 2021 at 10:04:35 AM

  6. Jon says:
    26 Oct 2021
    Grandad
    To my last hero, a man who helped make me the man I am today. From changing truck tires to changing oil to building the house in Mississippi we sure we're pretty inseparable.
    I thank you for the big part you played in my life. All the time you spent with me is cherished forever. You were always there for me with kind words or a helping hand. I will miss you everyday but I know you are with Grammy now and probably planning a hunting trip with my dad,just don't get lost this time.haha. I know you will still watch over me til we meet again. You are the greatest man I ever knew . I love you

    Forever with me
    Jon

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    26 Oct 2021


  8. Penny Montefusco says:
    26 Oct 2021
    Love you dad! Give mom a kiss and hug from me!

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