Vernon Milton Patterson, son of the late Benjamin Milton Patterson and Anna Katherine Allgier Patterson, was born Dec. 4, 1929, at Bonne Terre and died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Risco.
On June 25, 1949, he was married to Dixie Marie Black in Piggott, Ark., and she survives of the home.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Patterson of Risco; one son, Mike Patterson of Malden; one daughter, Shirley and husband Randy Frye of Risco; one daughter-in-law, Tamme (Rich) Richardson of Malden; six grandchildren, Kelly Scire of Affton, Brian Rowland of Campbell, Jamie Patterson of Dexter, Jessica Patterson of St. Charles, Josh Patterson of Campbell, and Jill Richardson of Malden; four great-grandchildren, Bella Scire of Affton, Ben Rowland of Campbell, Carly Patterson of Dexter, and Jack Scruggs of Dexter.
He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Patterson; and one brother, Raymond Patterson.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at Bradshaw Chapel in Malden with Rev. Gene Lancaster and Rev. Lewis Scott officiating.
Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.