Harry M. “Pat” Patterson, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
October 1, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born on Christmas, which always made it a special time for our family.
He was a proud Vietnam Veteran 1968-1970 and unfortunately a victim of Agent Orange. He had the heart and strength of a lion. He was the Chief of Police in Terra Alta in 1975 when he was injured in a car accident that broke his back, which ended his career. He was shot two years later, while hunting and left for dead but managed to drag himself to the main road to be found. He suffered many hardships like losing his eye, living with shrapnel in his chest and brain, heart attack, stroke and later became bed bound, but never let it affect the love he showed to his wife, daughters and grandchildren.
He is survived by Connie Sirbaugh Patterson. They celebrate 39 wonderful years together. She was his primary caregiver, as the last seven years he was in and out of the hospital. She remained dedicated to his care throughout.
He is also survived by his children; Angela & Todd Johnson, Lisa Roth & Danny, Kristy & Michael Bishoff, and Lacinda & Bill Wiles. His grandchildren, Ashley & Josh Pedro, Bethany & Jordan Kowalkoski, Amber & Hunter Fisher, Alexis & Brandon Carr, Megan Johnson & fiance' CJ Kerns, Shawn Bishoff, Nicholas Roth, Josie Wiles, and Carson Westfall. His great-grandchildren, Alexis & Kolby Pedro, Aubrey Draper, Rylan & Liam Kowalkoski and Lincoln Carr.
His niece Dolly Hixenbaugh, her children & grandchildren. His nephew Jamie Patterson & spouse.
Preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Susie Ludwick Patterson. His brothers Roy, Johnny, Larry (his twin), Jesse and his sister Ada Hixenbaugh.
Mr. Patterson's request for cremation will be honored.
A military graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery, South East Flynn Section, Monday, October 18, 2021 at 12 noon conducted by the Preston County Honor Guard and the WVANG Military Funeral Honors.
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