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David Patterson, age 83, of Northport, Alabama, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Hospice of West Alabama, surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Magnolia Chapel in Northport, Alabama at 12:30 pm with the funeral service immediately following visitation at 2pm, officiated by Dr. Ken Cheek of Chapel Hill in Northport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Perry Patterson; his brothers, Rayburn Patterson (Elmira) and Sim T. Patterson (Elouise); his sisters, Clarice Harbin (Buford), Juanita Gray (Cecil), Nell Hixon (Jim) and Oleta Hayes (Andy); his great grandchild, Adam Wayne Elrod.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Barbara Black Patterson; his son Wayne Patterson (Kathy), and his two daughters, Sherry Turner (Mike) and Shannon Gann (Rodney); his grandchildren Kristi Patterson Long (Zach), Candice Patterson McCaghren (Hunter), Courtney Patterson Elrod (Jonathan), Scotty Vines, Jr. (Erin), Ashley Vines Eason (Michael), Ben Vines (Mary Beth), Cora Vines Linke (Jordan), Nick Gann (Evan), and Jack Gann; his great grandchildren Reese and Bryant Long, Briggs and Baylor McCaghren, Avery Michael Elrod, Trevor and Diem Vines, Tucker Eason, Avalyn Vines, and Ollie Linke; his siblings Gene Patterson (Vernamae), Carolyn Smith (Sammie), Kendall Patterson (Joy), and Sylvia Beasley, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
David was born February 27, 1939 in Fayette County, Alabama, one of eleven children. His early years were spent picking cotton on the family farm. He graduated from Gorgas High School. Some of his various earlier jobs included Perry Creamery, Pepsi Cola Company, and the Tuscaloosa Fire Department; However, the career he was most known for was his 30 years in an immensely successful homebuilding business in Fayette, Alabama, alongside his business partner and best friend, James Smith. Raised by devout Christians, David lived his life as a follower of Christ and his faith was evident in everything he did and to everyone he met. He was always the first one to lend a helping hand to his family, friends, or anyone who needed help. He loved people and made a friend everywhere he went. He enjoyed spending time in the summer gathered around a circle of chairs reminiscing with his siblings about the hard work but fun times they shared growing up. He was loving, kind, selfless, strong, witty, and never without a sweet smile on his face. He loved the Lord, his wife, his family and friends, Alabama football, traveling, socializing, and telling funny stories. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to express their undying appreciation to Ida, Anita, and Earnestine, who all took such loving care of him when helping to fill in for his children and wife. The family would also like to thank the entire staff of Hospice of West Alabama for their loving care of him during his final days, as well as Dr. William Hill for all of the care he provided daddy over the last 30 years.