Charles Osborne Patterson Sr.


Charles Osborne Patterson Sr., 78, of Polk County, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in a local hospital. 

Born in Cleveland on July 27, 1942, he was the son of the late Nancy Elizabeth Howard Patterson and John Osborne Patterson. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Buddy Stinnett. 

He has lived in Bradley County and Polk County. He worked at Magic Chef and Bradley Central High School. He loved working in the yard and enjoyed going to Cades Cove and fishing.

He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Most of all he loved his wife and Jesus! 

He was a faithful member of the Mercy Tabernacle in Polk County for more than 25 years. Then  has been a faithful member of the Spoken Word Tabernacle in Cleveland for more than 30 years.  

Survivors include his wife, Susan A. Patterson of Benton; his daughters: Nancy Patterson, and Dorothy Worthey and her husband, Max; his son, Charlie Patterson Jr. and his fiancé, Jessica Seymour; his grandchildren: Crystal Pritts and her husband, Matt, Charlie Stiles and his wife, Amber, Susan Patterson, Brianna Patterson, Nathan Patterson and his wife, Nancy, and Tammy Pike and her husband, Josh; his 11 great-grandchildren; his sisters: Eva Stinnett and Mary Atkins; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Chapel, with Brother Burkett McCann and Brother Joe Roberts officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Cohulla Baptist Church Cemetery, with Charles Patterson Jr., Charlie Stiles, Nathan Patterson, Eddie Gentry, Max Worthey, Matt Pritts and Josh Pike serving as casket bearers. 

The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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