Gary Lee Patterson died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center at the age of 77.
Gary was born February 5, 1939 in Springfield, Illinois to Thomas and Eleanor Patterson.
Gary is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Doris (Dody) Patterson; one son, Jerry Patterson; his beloved cat, Boots; and one sister, Janet G. Oligny and many cousins.
Gary graduated from Feitshans High School and attended Western College.
Gary was a past President of the Springfield Home Builders. He worked in the floor covering business until his death as he enjoyed the work and meeting new people. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He loved NASCAR racing, pro football and the Cardinal baseball team.
He attended Sherman United Methodist Church and loved his Thursday morning coffee and donuts at the Cantrall Methodist Church.
He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Graveside Service: 10 am, Friday, August 26, 2016 at Camp Butler National Cemetery with Reverend Craig Sweet officiating and where military honors will be conducted.
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