Wayne Patterson

(1934 - 2018)

Wayne Patterson, age 83, of McCaysville, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at his home. 

He was born on July 4, 1934, in Fannin County to the late Evie Patterson. 

Mr. Patterson worked at Inland Steel in the furnace department and served in the United States Army. Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Krewson Patterson; sons, James Bell and William Bell; granddaughter, Christy Elliott; and a brother, Melvin Patterson.

Survivors are five daughters, Wanda McCormick (Stephen) of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Sandy Thompson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jeanette Gall (Larry) of Hammond, Indiana, Jolene White of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Shirley Frazier of Hammond, Indiana; three sons, Steve Patterson of Hammond, Indiana, William Patterson (Karen) of Hope Mills, North Carolina, and Victor Allen Davis Patterson of Knoxville, Tennessee; two sisters, Barbara Whitmore (Ray) of Tennessee and Trish Curtis (Carl) of McCaysville, Georgia; sister-in-law, Sandy Floyd (Mickey) of Porter, Indiana; and was loved by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 5, 2018, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Akins Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Waters officiating. 

Interment followed in the Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Brian Elliott, Blake Elliott, Kade Elliott, Jake Elliott, Max Hubbard and Jason Hubbard. 

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.

The News Observer

Phone: 706.632.2019
Fax: 706.632.2577
Email: news@thenewsobserver.com

Address: P.O.Box 989,
5748 Appalachian Hwy
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513