STANLEY - Billy Joe "Pat" Patterson, passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at his residence with Gaston Hospice.
A native of Gaston County, he was the late Johnny Jerome and Gertrude Marie Skidmore Patterson.
Pat was a member of Community Baptist Church, a charter member of Community Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the North Belmont ROMEO's "Retired Old Men Eating Out."
He is survived by his son, Tony Patterson and wife Squeak; grandchildren, Joe Patterson Jr. and wife Nathaly, Jill Nixon and husband Bryan, Sarah Patterson, Cathy Patterson; great grandchildren, Makenlie Nixon, Huntlee Nixon, Nathan Patterson, Jodie Patterson, Anthony Patterson and Jamie Crum.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Walls Patterson; and son, Jimmy Patterson.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm Thursday at Community Baptist Church in Dallas with Rev. Matt Seagle officiating.
Burial will be at Hillcrest Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Community Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Baptist Church, 823 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034.
Condolences may be made online at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is serving the Patterson family.