Richard Ray Patterson Sr.

Dec. 13, 1930 - April 30, 2017


BYRON — Richard Ray Patterson Sr., 86, of Byron, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. He worked for Midwest Prestress Cement for 30 years prior to his retirement.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m., on Saturday May 6, 2017, at Franklin Grove Methodist Church, Franklin Grove, with the Rev. Laura Crites, pastor, officiating.  Burial of cremains will be in Franklin Grove Cemetery, immediately following the service.

Mr. Patterson was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Rockton, the son of Raymond Oakley and Hazel Anna (Olson) Patterson. He married Janice Lungstrum in August of 1976, in Lee. She preceded him in death on Ja. 6, 2014.

Survivors include one son, Richard Ray Patterson Jr., of South Beloit; three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Baldwin, of South Beloit, Catherine (Harry) LaBar, of Moorseville, N.C., Constance (Mike) McFarland, of Raymond, Maine, LeeAnna (Rick) Roberson, of Stillman Valley; one brother, Russell (Anita) Patterson, of Rockton; two sisters, Carol Schmidt, of Durand, Pauline Weidmer, of Darian; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by one son, Roger Patterson; two sisters, Arlene Jeffers, Joyce Huffman; one son-in-law Arnie; one grandson, Ricky; and one granddaughter, Crystal.

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