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Howard R. Patterson Jr.


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Howard R. Patterson Jr. Obituary
Howard R. Patterson Jr. 1925-2017
91, passed away June 10, 2017. He was born on Oct. 11, 1925 the son of Howard and Blendina Patterson Sr. Howard proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He continued to serve his country as a Canton Police Officer for 30 years. After retiring he owned and operated Porky's Hot Dog Stand at Guilford Lake during the summer months. During the winter months, he worked another 25 years at J. Babe Stern Center. Howard enjoyed golfing and horse racing.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret, Bill and Mildred; son, Michael Patterson; and stepson, Benjamin Stoffer. Howard is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sophia M. Patterson; sons, John (Karla) Patterson and Howard (Selma) Patterson III; stepson, Raymond Stoffer; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home CANTON Chapel (705 Raff Rd SW Canton) where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to read the obituary, sign the online guestbook and share fond memories.
Reed, 330-477-6721
Published in The Repository on June 11, 2017
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