Jerry Willie Patterson

April 1, 1948 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 73)

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Mr. Jerry Willie Patterson, age 73 of North Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 at his home. 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Cane Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Absher and Rev. Bruce Rhoades officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Mr. Patterson was born April 1, 1948 in Wilkes County to James H. and Cordie Whitley Patterson.  He was a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church.  He loved to fish, loved to watch birds, deer and other animals.  He was proud to be a Vietnam Veteran and he loved his family.  He had lots of friends and never met a stranger. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife; Vergie Mae Absher Patterson, a great grandson; Austin Smathers, a sister; Joyce Stroud and two brothers; his twin brother; Terry Patterson and Dennis Patterson. 

He is survived by two daughters; Debbie Shumate and husband Robert of McGrady, Bobbie Cranfill and husband Don of Hays, four grandchildren; Bryan Shumate, Joey Shumate, Dianna Laws Cloud, Amy Cranfill, seven great grandchildren; Cole Shumate, Garrett Shumate, Emma Shumate, Taelyn Shumate, Caleb Smathers, Kalei Perales, Lucas Perales, a great great grandson; Bentley Smathers and several nieces and nephews. 

Flowers will be accepted. 

The family requests that everyone attending the service please wear a face covering.

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June 1, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
June 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Cane Creek Baptist Church
2365 Cane Creek Church Road
McGrady, NC 28649

Interment following funeral service
June 2, 2021

Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
2365 Cane Creek Church Road
McGrady, NC 28649

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