SHELL KNOB, MO – Roger A. Patterson, 68, of Shell Knob, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
He was born June8, 1947 in Streator, son of Allen and
Dagny Patterson. He was a 1965 graduate of Dwight Township High School, and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
On February 14, 1970 he married Kathie DeLong in Dwight.
Roger worked at Exelon Corporation, and later as a truck driver before retiring in 2011. He loved fishing on the lake, gardening, and all of his pets. He also enjoyed time spent with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Kathie, of Shell Knob; his son, Mark of Ward, Colorado; his daughter, Mari (Paul) Jenner of Pompano Beach, Florida; his sisters, Gail Ricketts of Shell Knob; Lisa Golding and Dawn Patterson, both of Towanda, Illinois. Also surviving are his four grandchildren: Madison and Hunter Jenner; and Jade and Zoe Patterson; several nieces and nephews; and his aunt, Ruth Patterson of Dwight. Memorials in Roger’s memory may be made to Haven of the Ozarks, and entrusted to the White Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.
A private memorial will be held in Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight, at a later date.
Mr. Roger’s in the neighborhood went fishing today. He loved to fish and I am so thankful he got to fish one last time on this beautiful lake of ours. We lived our dream even if it wasn’t as long as we wished. I’m sure this minute he is fishing with his best friend John in heaven and having a beer with Donnie! My heart is hurting! Fish on, Mr. Roger’s. I will love you forever and ever.