Richard “Dick” G. Patterson, age 78, of Wauseon passed away unexpectedly at the Fulton County Health Center with his wife by his side, Wednesday morning May 27, 2020. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on August 20, 1941 to the late Eugene Patterson and Elizabeth (Givens) Patterson who survives. Shortly after High School he joined the U.S Marines Corps where he served from 1961 to 1965 during the Vietnam War. On June 10, 1986 he was united in marriage to Jane Hale and together shared 33 years. For over 20 years, Dick was a salesman with Nollenberger Truck Center in Stoney Ridge and later over 25 years with Lee’s Sales and Service in Swanton. He was a member of the Wauseon Lodge #349 F&AM and the Wauseon American Legion. Family meant everything to him. Dick loved people and had the gift to gab. He could talk to a complete stranger for hours. Dick was always telling jokes and had a great sense of humor. He was also well known for the nick naming of people. Dick enjoyed fishing and hunting. For many years he took his family to his parents home every Thanksgiving to hunt for deer in Wellsburg West Virginia. Dick was an avid gun collector and attended gun shows as often as possible. He also loved going to the casino. He will greatly missed by his loving family. Surviving is his wife, Jane Patterson of Wauseon; mother, Elizabeth Hoffman of Blue Creek, OH; brother, Lee (Judy) Patterson of Blue Creek, OH; children, Patrick (Andi) Patterson, Tamarha (Troy) Haynes, Jordan (Lyndsay) Servoss, Brad (April) Patterson and Mitchell Patterson; six grandchildren and many loving cousins and friends. At a very young age, Dick was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Patterson and more recently his step-father, Lawrence Hoffman and brother, Vernon Patterson. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the service for Dick will be private for the family. Arrangements have been entrusted with Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life of Fulton County, 740 Commerce Dr, Suite B, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 in Dick's memory. Online condolences may be made to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.
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