Richard Lee Patterson, 78, a lifelong Rush County resident passed away at his home on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Richard was born in Rushville, IN on February 4, 1940 to the late Willard C. and Elma (Vail) Patterson. He attended Richland Elementary and Junior High School and was a 1958 graduate of New Salem High School, and also attended Purdue University.
Richard married JoAnn Johnson, November 22, 1959 and she survives. He was a member of Clarksburg Christian Church and was on the Clarksburg Fire Department Board for 25 years. Richard was an avid supporter of the Rushville Lions and Cincinnati Reds, and enjoyed golfing. He devoted his life to family, friends, and farming.
In addition to his wife JoAnn of Rushville, Richard is survived by 3 daughters, Kimberly Ann (Keith) Perin, Melissa Jo (Jerry) Craig, and Brenda Lee (Jeff) Slaton all of Rushville, 8 grandchildren, Megan (Craig) Tucker, Lauren (Carl Liggett) Perin, Cary (Christina Powers) Jones, Craig (Rachael) Jones, Cameron Craig, David Slaton, Brandon Slaton, Michael Slaton, and 2 great grandchildren, Haylie Tucker, Addison Tucker.
Services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Pastor Jerran Jackson will preside. Friends are welcome to visit from 4-8 PM Tuesday, March 6, at the mortuary. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clarksburg Christian Church, Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.
Published on March 5, 2018