Mr. Alvin Rockford Patterson, age 70 of Copperhill, TN passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Copper Basin Medical Center in Copperhill, TN.
He was born on Tuesday, August 31, 1943 in Fannin County, GA. Mr. Patterson was a member of Mount Zion (Tumbling Creek) Baptist Church. He had worked as an iron worker with Local Union #704. Mr. Patterson served his country in the United States Marines and was a member of American Legion Post #248. He was preceded in death by father, Rockford Patterson; wife, Barbara Ann Cantrell Patterson; son, Daniel Patterson and sister, Anita Miller.
Survivors are sons, Edwin (Kim) Patterson of Copperhill, TN and Danny Patterson of Copperhill, TN: daughters, Phyllis (Joe) Hensley of Ducktown, TN and Charmell (Robert) Mealer of Copperhill, TN; seven grandchildren, Daniel Deal, Jessica Mealer Payne, Hannah Cearley, Skylah Mealer, Emily and Eli Patterson and Kegan Patterson; five great-grandchildren, Hayden, Kendra and Maleah Deal, Jasper Mealer and Weston Cearley; mother, Ruby G. Patterson of Copperhill, TN; brother, Carlton Patterson of Copperhill, TN and sister, Marilyn Nicholson of Mineral Bluff, GA also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mount Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Payne, Rev. Ed O'Neal and Rev. Lloyd Deal officiating. Music will be by the Deal Family and Rev. John Newton. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by The North Georgia Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Daniel Deal, Keith Miller, Brian Arp, Josh Patterson, Robert Mealer and Wesley Cearley. T
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 after 4:00 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is in charge of the arrangements.