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Donald Patterson

Donald Patterson

Wednesday, March 20th, 1940 - Sunday, March 14th, 2021
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Obituary

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Donald F. Patterson, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Emily Patterson. Don was a graduate of William Fleming High School, he served in the US Navy, and retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 29 years.

Don is survived by his wife, Betty; his children, Mike Patterson (Angie), Jeff Patterson (Angie), and Jen Patterson (Melissa Stump); his grandchildren, Collin and Lauren Patterson, and Charlie Meadows; his brothers, Michael Patterson (Claudia), Richard Patterson (Dotty), and Jim Patterson (Kathy).

Due to COVID 19 restrictions there will not be a formal funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
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Carrie Patterson

Posted at 12:40pm
We will always remember Uncle Don's warm smile and sweet laugh. So happy our kids got to know him! Sending love to you all, Carrie and Doug
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George Clark

Posted at 10:13pm
Betty and family
Want to share my condolences on your loss of Don.
I have many great memories of the time we worked and played together.
Your are in my prayers
George Clark
The Village, Florida
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Fred Meyer

Posted at 08:52pm
Don backed and supported me as a locomotive engineer and then again when he supported my promotion to RFE in Decatur. I will always be thankful. So many fine memories working with a fine gentleman. Angels have you now, Don.
Fred Meyer
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Charles McClure

Posted at 08:21pm
I worked with Don in Decatur, IL for close to 20 years! It was a pleasure to work with him & I counted him a good friend! He was a knowledgeable railroader! My condolences to his wife & family! 💜🙏✝️ Charles McClure
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Robert C. Ewers

Posted at 07:40am
I was so sorry to hear that Don passed away. He was a great guy, a knowledgeable railroader, and a friend. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Bob Ewers
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