After a long illness, Charles Edward Patterson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 27, 2012.
Charles, better known as Charlie P, was the 3rd child of Alonzo Patterson Sr. and Leaster Patterson. He graduated from Richmond Sr. High school in 1958. Over the years, Charlie P. was employed at Wayne Works, Earlham College and Central United Methodist Church.
Charles was preceded in death by his Father (1963), Mother (1981), Brother: Alonzo Jr (2010) and daughter Virginia Wilson (2004).
Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, LaVera, seven sons, Dewayne of Inpls, IN, Charles (Elise), Timmy of Richmond, James of Lexington, KY, Tony Patterson of Cadis, KY, Robert and Gene (Angie) House; two daughters, Pamela (Kenneth) Smith of Inpls, IN and Chandi Webster of Calif; 15 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren; four sisters, Etta Lundy, Evelyn Sellers, Barbara Ann (Earby) Armstread of Richmond IN and Mary Louise (Charlie) Prince of Grandville OH. A host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and one Aunt, Alberta Williams of Richmond.
Services will be held on Saturday Dec, 1st at Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church 1108 North H Street Richmond, Indiana, at 12 Noon. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of service. Interment will be at Earlham Cemetery immediately after services. Send online condolences to the family at www.communityfamilyfh.com