H.R. Herman Ray Patterson

April 2, 1941 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 78)


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., 


  • 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 

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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February 10, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanford Baptist Church
2415 County Road 50
Riceville, Tn 37370

Funeral Service
February 10, 2020

7:00 PM
Sanford Baptist Church
2415 County Road 50
Riceville, Tn 37370

Graveside Service
February 11, 2020

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

22q Foundation
P.O. Box 532, Matawan NJ 07747
Tel: 1-877-739-1849

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