William “Bill” Patterson

Age: 87
Address: Burnsville, North Carolina
Date of Death: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service 

Details: William “Bill” Patterson of Burnsville, passed away on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  A native of Iredell County, he was a son of the late Theodore and Lillian Johnson Patterson.  He was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Bill and Phyllis had a fun and adventurous life traveling all around the world, living in Australia for 2 years and Singapore for 3 years.  After Bill retired in 1989, they continued traveling out west and camping for many years.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed fishing, was an avid golfer and was a part of one of the first clean up efforts in Hiroshima, Japan.
     Surviving is his best friend and loving wife of 56 years, Phyllis Patterson; daughter, Katina Williamson and husband, Tim, of CA; son, Billy Patterson and wife, Debbie, of KY; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 15th at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church.  Rev. Wes Sharpe and Rev. Joe Bennett will officiate.  Military honors will be conducted by the Sgt. E. L. Randolph, Chapter #57 D.A.V.  The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the service hour at the church.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church Kitchen Fund, 101 North Main Street, Burnsville, NC 28714.    To send online condolences, please visit the website: www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.

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