He was born on Dec. 15, 1935, a son of the late Oscar and Cora Patterson.
He was retired from the AD Milling Company in Cleveland after 37 years of service. He loved fishing and going to church until his failing health prevented him from attending.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Morgan Patterson, and one brother, Robert Patterson.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory six children: Donna Robinson, Tonya Moody (Kendel), Leslie Couey (Shane), Dana Navarrette (Rudy), Nichole Lowarnce (Timmy) and Jimmy Dean Patterson; three stepchildren: Chris Earwood, Tony Earwood and Allen Earwood; four sisters: Bobbie Yowarsky, Barbara Rutledge, Linda Johnson and Bertie Millines; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.
A celebration of life is being planned and will be announced later.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Jimmy and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Patterson family with his arrangements.