David J. Patterson
May 22, 1956 ‒ December 23, 2020
David J. Patterson, age 64, of Howard passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born on May 22, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Dick and Frieda (Diglis) Patterson. David was a veteran serving in the United States Navy from 1975-1981. He was retired from the United States Postal Service where he loved fighting for his fellow co-workers serving as a Chief Union Steward. He also served the Union holding many different elected positions.
David loved traveling the last three years with his wife in their 5th wheel exploring this country that he loved so much. He lived for taking his daughter, son-in-law and his niece and nephews skeet and sporting clay shooting. Fishing with his wife and friends also made his day. He also enjoyed being out on his boat on Apple Valley Lake with family and friends.
David is survived by his wife, of over 37 years, Leslie (Moore) Patterson; his daughter Allison (Sam) Gomez; his grandson Fernando Gomez; and his brother Daniel (Nancy) Patterson; brothers-in-law, Indol (Janice) Moore, Chris (Julie) Moore; his niece and nephews, Julia, Mitchell, Philip (Lani), Cody (Ashley) Patterson, Cameron and Nick Moore; and his special mother-in-law Alice Moore.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother Dale Patterson.
Due to COVID, there will not be any calling hours at this time. The family will observe a Celebration of Life at a date to be announced.
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