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Jerry "Bruno" Gene Patterson, Sr.

Jerry Gene "Bruno" Patterson, Sr., age 79 of Crossville, TN, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A native of McMinn County, and a resident of Crossville, he was the son of the late W. H. (Bill) and Lena Sylvester Patterson. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Chaplain's Assistant and played for the football team.  He sang in a military quartet.  He was a golden glove boxer, an avid golfer and coached football for many years.  He was of the baptist faith and the choir director for Fairview Baptist Church for many years. He was a saleman for many companies until his retirement and loved music and singing.  He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Shelva Patterson, Roy Lee and Deannie Patterson and Earl Patterson.
Survivors include:

  • Wife of 60 years, Barbara Morgan Patterson of Crossville
  • Son and daughter-in-law; Jerry Gene "Bo" Jr.  and Starlet Patterson, of Franklin, TN
  • Two grandchildren, Ethan and Elizabeth Patterson
  •  Brothers and sisters-in-law; Darrell and Ann Patterson of Harrison, TN, Harrell (Panky) and Denise Patterson of Athens, TN, Brenda Patterson of Grand Prarie, TX
  • Several nieces and nephews.

 Memorial Service will be 6:00 PM Thursday, August 15, 2019 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Patterson and Dr. Jack Scallions officiating. The graveside service will be 11:00 AM Friday, August 16, 2019 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4-6pm before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, The American Kidney Foundation and the American Diabetes Association.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Jerry-Patterson.

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements

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I googled my friend, Bruno Patterson, and it pulled up his obituary. I didnt know that he had changed addresses on us.
Bruno is a wonderful person and friend. My wife and I had such great times with he and Barbara.
Barbara, Bimbo & family are Deepest heart felt sympathy and love to you all! We will see Bruno again and this is very comforting to us all!
Love, The Halls

Carl E. & Beverly Jo Hall Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

I will miss Bruno greatly.... he was my football coach on the Rams along with brothers Bill and Earl. Later in life I played several rounds of golf together and enjoyed chats about the midget league days. Prayers are with you folks.

Bob Lambert Sep 2 2019 12:00 AM

We went to school together. I thought a of Bruno.

Bill Newman Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry "Bruno" Patterson, Sr.

David & Becky Leamon and Amy & Neecy Buckner Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent on August 14, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could be with you during this time. We're praying that God will comfort you. Uncle Bruno was very special to us and so are you! We love you! Love, the Texas Patterson Families

Expression of Sympathy Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

An A Garden Path was sent on August 14, 2019

Our sincere condolences to Darrell and the Patterson family from the Thursday golf group.

Expression of Sympathy Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

Darrell and Panky. Please know you and your family are in our hearts and prayers at this time. Wish we could be there with you. Love Bob and Shelia Riepe

Shelia Riepe Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

Our sweet friend is with his Lord in Beulah Land. Can hear him singing that now only he has a choir if angels to direct now. We love you all and are praying for you during this time.

Jim and Rhonda Shaw Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

I loved Bruno dearly such a kind man and I loved to hear him sing. I will forever be thankful for him helping me be able to sing at my Mamaws funeral by singing with me. We sang Beulah Land together! Patterson family, Im so sorry for your loss. Im praying for yall!

Lori Harrison Guiton Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry "Bruno" Patterson, Sr.

Glenda Rowland Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

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