Herman L. Patterson, 96, of Raeford, formerly of Eden, peacefully passed away at his home on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
He was born July 28, 1916 in Leaksville, son of the late Baylor Cephus and Bertha Lee Patterson. He resided in Leaksville prior to joining the Stuckey's Company and moving to Clovis, New Mexico in 1962. Following retirement in 1982, he moved to Raeford. He later became pastor of the Spray Primitive Baptist Church in Eden and remained in that positoin until 2003.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Bessie Joyce Patterson; a son, Lindsay Patterson and wife, Judy of Borger, Texas; a daughter, Linda McLeod and husband, Benny of Raeford; a son, Joseph Patterson and wife, Gwynn of Sierra Vista, Arizona; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby, Russell and Nelson; and two sisters, Daisy Bousman and Pauline Price.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, at Spray Primitive Baptist Church, 207 Dameron Street in Eden. Burial will follow in Overlook Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (noon to 1 p.m.) at Spray Primitive Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com