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.