William Arthur Patterson, 96, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Carolina Inn.
William was born on Dec. 21, 1926, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to the late Arthur Neal Patterson and Sarah Ayers Patterson. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. He later retired from Kelly Tire after 22 years. He was an avid wrestling fan.
The family will receive friends from 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service at noon Friday, March 24, 2023, at Village Baptist Church with the Rev. Nick Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park with military honors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Patterson; son, Ronald Patterson; and sister, Helen Brooks.
William is survived by his sons, William “Bill” Patterson Jr. and wife, Teresa; Larry Patterson and wife, Beth; daughters, Linda French and husband, Charles; Elizabeth Bowden and husband, Bill; grandchildren, Amanda, Laura, Richard, Kevin, Jennifer, Johnny, and Kindolyn; 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 2800 Breezewood Ave. #100, Fayetteville, N.C. 28303
Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301
Online condolences may be made at www.jerniganwarren.com
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