John Patterson

PATTERSON, John D., 85, of New Martinsville, WV, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Wetzel County Hospital.

John was born July 14, 1927, in New Martinsville, WV son of the late Frank James and Jessie Wise Patterson.

He was a retired millwright for Ormet; a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII; graduate of Magnolia Class of 1946; member of New Martinsville Lion’s Club; loved antique automobiles; and a member of New Martinsville United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Zela Patterson (1998) and a brother, Kenneth Patterson.

Surviving are two sons, Bill (Ruth) Patterson of Jasper, GA and Charles (Barbara) Patterson of Free Union, VA; sister, Mae Ruth Thompson of San Bernardino, CA; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (James) Johnson, Chad Gates and Tia Stanley; one great granddaughter, Sara Johnson; and special care givers Mary Bennett and her mother, Nina.

Due to the weather expected Saturday a graveside and committal service will be conducted 10 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Jarvis-Williams Funeral Homes, 1224 S. Bridge St., New Martinsville, WV with Pastor Melissa Shortridge officiating.

Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park in New Martinsville, WV.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made, in John’s name, to New Martinsville United Methodist Church, 10 Howard Jeffers Drive, New Martinsville, WV 26155.