James R. Patterson, 87, of Rushville, IN, passed away February 13, 2022.
He was born at home, in Rush County, IN on October 10, 1934, a son of the late Rosanna (Reed) and G. Elzie Patterson. He attended Jackson Township and Rushville High Schools. He married Joyce (Haywood) Patterson. Novermber 19, 1951 in Brookville, IN. Joyce passed away May 31, 2015, they were married nearly 64 years.
James was a supervisor at Pioneer Seed Corn where he had worked many years. He enjoyed being a member of the Old Fashion Coon Hunters Club, Carthage, IN. He and his granddaughter were members of the Mid West Dog Racing Circuit. Jim reported on their events for their publications. They traveled many states to events with their dogs participating in the sport through the years.
James is survived by two granddughters, Amber Byrd, of Fairland, IN, Bobbi (Chad) Gerrian, of Hammond, LA; one grandson, Clint Hunter, of Kempton, IN. He was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather and his family will miss him dearly. Also remembering him are several nieces and nephews.
James is preceded in death by his wife Joyce, one daughter and her husband, Debbie (Thomas) Hunter. He had eight siblings and all have passed.
James has chosen cremation and did not want any public service. Cards may be mailed to his granddaughter, Ms. Amber Byrd 7825 N. Private Rd. Fairland, IN 46126
Cremation performed by Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory.
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