H.R. Herman Ray "Popsie" Patterson, age 78 of Athens went to meet his heavenly father on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late John and Annie Malone Patterson. He was a member of Sanford Baptist Church and was a retired engineer from CSX Rairoad after 37 years. He was preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, John Cecil and Eunice Patterson, and brother-in-law, Jessie Brown.,
Funeral service will be 7:00 pm Monday, February 10, 2020 at Sanford Baptist Church (2315 County Road 50 Riceville) with the Rev. Don Patterson and Rev. Stan Cantrell officiating.
The graveside will be 11:00 am Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at McMinn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Zach Davis officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:0 0pm Monday before the service at the church.
Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Ray-Patterson
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to 22Q Foundation and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral home will be in charge of the arrangements.