Thomas “Tom” Keith Patterson, age 89, went to be with the Lord, on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Tom was born in Farmerville, Louisiana, on May 5, 1931. He was a graduate of Farmerville High School then attended Louisiana Tech. He graduated from Texas Western College with both a B.A. and M.A. degree in 1956 and 1958. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict with the rank of Staff Sergeant. The majority of his working career was spent in the grocery business with Malone & Hyde and SuperValu. In his later years, he worked for Citi Mini Storage in Gallatin for 15 years, retiring at age 87. He and his wife Sue have been members of Hendersonville First Baptist Church for 24 years.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, John and Josie Patterson, ten brothers and sisters, and three of his children, Carrie Patterson (2011), Keene Patterson (2016), and Kevin Patterson (2017).
He is survived by Sue Pace Patterson, his wife of 65 years, his son Keith (Angie) Patterson, 6 grandchildren, Stan (Marcie), Heather (Jon), Justin (Christine), Tommy (Sara), Lesley, and Josie, 13 great grandchildren, a brother Richard (Maylin) Patterson, of West Monroe, Louisiana, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Saturday, October 17, at 1 p.m., at Strawther & White Funeral Home, in Gallatin, with family visitation at Noon.