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Richard Lee Patterson

December 1, 1946 September 7, 2012
Richard Lee Patterson
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Richard Lee Patterson 65 of Ardmore, Tennessee went to his Heavenly home on Friday, September 7, 2012 after a two year courageous battle with lung cancer. Born Sunday, December 1, 1946 in Coldwater, Tennessee he was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Patterson and the late Alma Lucille Reyer Patterson. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Katie McConnell and Carlette Patterson. Mr. Patterson grew up working in the cotton fields alongside his parents and brothers and sisters. After retiring from Delphi in 2006, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann Marie Patterson of Ardmore, TN; son, Rickey (Jasmine) Patterson of Butler, IN, daughters; Tammy (Fred) Lane of New Market, AL and Debbie (David) Sims of Hartselle, AL; grandchildren, Kayla, Drake, Jonathan, Mary Grace, Elizabeth, Liam; brothers, Leon (Rachel) Patterson of Dellrose, TN, Ray (Martha) Patterson, Athens, AL, Jimmy (Caroline) Patterson, Elkton, TN; sisters, Ann Lindsey and Dessie Linville, Fayetteville, TN, Wanda (Bobby) Dollar, Taft, TN, Brenda (Billy) Howard, Lewisburg, TN. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, September 10, 2012, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM with Bro. Billy Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health,705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 or Online condolences may be made to the family at

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