Sharon C. "Skeeter" Patterson, 77, Middletown, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at home with his family by his side. He was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Clinton, Tenn., the son of the late Dorsey and Violet (Swehla) Patterson. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, and retired from the National Guard Reserves after 22 years of service.
He was a well driller by trade, drilling wells in Tennessee, Iowa, and owned his own drilling company in Ohio. He served as a volunteer fireman in Tama and was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. and Moose Lodge. He was an avid bowler, longtime pheasant hunter, enjoyed shooting pool, NASCAR fan, and a member of the Packard Auto Club.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Mildred Patterson; three brothers, Billy, Wallace and Joe; and a step-daughter, Jennifer Huff. He is survived by his wife, Judy Patterson; daughter, Debbie Metzler, husband A.J.; three grandchildren, Larry Riddle, Reagan Metzler and Ryan Metzler; sister, Virginia Rose; step-daughters, Tammy Orner and Jodi Brewer, husband Jack; eleven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Skeeter will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, July 20, from 11 a.m. - noon at the Jones Mortuary, Clinton, Tenn., followed by a Celebration of Life Service at noon. Interment will be at Patterson Family Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn/ with military services by the Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 1001 Grove St., Suite 800, Middletown, Ohio 45044.
Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St.., Middletown, Ohio.