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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