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William Ray Patterson

July 24, 2022
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Mr. William “Ray” Patterson, age 61 of Oliver Springs passed away at his home on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

He was born and raised in Windrock and graduated from Oliver Springs High School. He attended Union Valley Baptist Church.

Following graduation, he joined and served in the U.S. Marine Corp.   He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings play football and bass fishing.


He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Finley Patterson;

Parents, Billy and Lois Patterson; Aunts, Pearl Cole, Rainey Goddard and Louise Sylvestor;

Uncles, Fred and Archie Patterson.


He is survived by his Girlfriend, Darlene Russell of Harriman and her son, Michael Ratliff;

Brothers, Terry (Judy) Patterson and Ricky Patterson, all of Harriman;

Sisters, Theresa Andrews of Harriman;

Uncle, Tommy (Jeannette) Patterson of Clinton;

Best friend, Danny Patterson of Madisonville, TN;

And a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.


The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 5-7:00 pm at Jackson Funeral Home & Cremation, 51 Edmonds Drive, Oliver Springs, TN . The funeral service will begin at 7:00 with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday morning beginning at 11 am in Oliver Springs Cemetery.


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July 28, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation
51 Edmonds Drive
Oliver Springs, TN 37840

July 28, 2022

7:00 PM
Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation
51 Edmonds Drive
Oliver Springs, TN 37840

July 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Oliver Springs Cemetery
110 Rolling Hills Circle
Oliver Springs, TN 37840


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