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Visitation

McMinn Memory Gardens
Monday February 10th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Sanford Baptist Church
Monday February 10th, 2020
7:00pm

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Graveside Service

Sanford Baptist Church
Tuesday February 11th, 2020
11:00am

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H.R. Herman Ray Patterson

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., 

Survivors; 

  • Wife of years 58 years Trula Davis Patterson of Athens
  • Daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Ray Adcox of Athens
  • Son and daughter-in-law; Don and Jennifer Patterson of Riceville
  • Grandchildren and spouses; Megan  and John Wayne Irwin, Matt and Stacy Bates, Whitney and Gerardo Frank, Josh Patterson.
  • Great grandchildren, Connleigh, Annie-Mae, Enoch, Foree Jayne, Mackenzey, Aubrey.
  • Three brothers and sisters-in-law; Bob and Charlotte Patterson of Farragut, Sherman and Ruth Patterson of Farragut, H.L. and Wanda Patterson of Athens
  • Two sisters and brother-in-law; Evelyn Brown of Athens and Joyce and George Starr of Cleveland
  • Several nieces and nephews

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.


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Trula, Connie and Don, you all and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Ray was a great man and I have many precious memories hanging around with you all in our younger days. We're praying God will wrap you all up in His loving arms and show each of you the peace and comfort that exceeds our comprehension. We love you all.

Tim and Debbie Trotter Feb 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of H.R. Herman Ray Patterson

Jeff Neil Feb 10 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of your father love and prayers to you and your entire family

Jeff neil Feb 10 2020 12:00 AM

With sincere sympathy,
Randall and Glenda Kyker

Randall and Glenda Kyker Feb 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of H.R. Herman Ray Patterson

Rhonda White Feb 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of H.R. Herman Ray Patterson

Tim & Cheryl Webb Feb 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of H.R. Herman Ray Patterson

Ross and Judy Millsaps Feb 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of H.R. Herman Ray Patterson

Glenda Rowland Feb 7 2020 12:00 AM

Nana, Don, Jennifer & family, you are all in our prayers and heart! Our visits to TN will be a little empty. I am thankful we got to spend sometime with Popsie before he got ill and got to share some good boiled shrimp. We will always and forever be grateful to all of you. We are family. We love and miss all of you.

Vicki Danna Feb 7 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of H.R. Herman Ray Patterson

David & Becky Leamon and Family Feb 7 2020 12:00 AM

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