David R. Patterson, Sr., 70, of Saluda, went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 8, 2009, at his home. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Raleigh and Elizabeth Patterson. He worked with Cranston Print Works for thirty-six years, was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed the outdoors. He was preceded in death by two sons, Quay and Ricky Patterson.
Survivors include his loving wife of forty-seven years, Judy Patterson; a son Chris Patterson; three daughters, Patricia Case and her husband Eddie, April Holsinger and her husband Steve, all of Hendersonville, Beth Perrigo and her husband Tom of Pawhuska, OK; two brothers, Raymond and Ed Patterson, both of Hendersonville; a sister, Ruby Heatherly of Saluda; ten grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am prior to the service in the chapel. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Uncle David remindwd so much of my Grandfather, his brother Ray. He always had a smile for me, He could cheer anyone up. So sorry for your loss, may God give you the grace and comfront you need.
I worked with David for 23 years at Cranston. We were always laughing and cutting up there. I worked on the jacks with Bud Baily and then on the screen print machine for a while. I’m so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I will be praying for the family. May GOD give you strength and comfort you. Jeff Parks, Helena, Montana
I worked with David for many years on a print machine at Cranston, and have many fond memories of the fun we had togather as we worked. He was a friend that will truely be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I spent a lot of time at the “Patterson” house growing up; I was so glad they moved next door to my Mamaw. David will be deeply missed!
Dear Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle David will be greatly missed.
Uncle David was a great uncle and friend he was always happy and smiling. He will be missed. May Gods Blessings be with the family through these difficult times.
I’m so glad we were able to see David and family in May. Our hearts are broken; we will truely miss David’s great smile, and joking personality. My sincere sympathy to Judy and family and Ruby.
My sincere sympathy to his family. May God be with you. You are in my prayers. Peace be with you!
Judy, Trish and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
With Love, Lynn
I worked with this man 36 years. Had all respect and a great friendship for him. Very fine person! My sincere sympathy to his family. May God be with you. You are in my prayers.