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Visitation: 4:00-6:00 pm Thursday November 16, 2017 Whitley's Funeral Home
Service: No formal service
Interment: Later date
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Virgil “Reid” Patterson, 69, of China Grove, peacefully passed away Saturday evening, November 11, 2017.

Born January 14, 1948 in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Floyd Martin and Hettie Watts Patterson. Mr. Patterson had retired after 17 years of service from Fred Hight Builders Inc. of Louisburg.

A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he loved his family and adored all of his grandchildren. Reid enjoyed gardening, growing tomatoes and loved to hunt with his best friend, Bobby Spillman. He loved his horses and enjoyed fishing, especially at the Outer banks. A devoted friend, he loved gospel music and knew all about the Gaither’s and their songs. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family members left with cherished memories include his wife, Cathy Patterson; his children Robert Darrin Patterson (Tara), Amy Patterson and Ashley Galliher (Josh); his step children Tommy Battiato (Dana) and Tina Shafer; his much loved grandchildren Matthew, Emma, Lauren, Jaidyn, Brooklynn, Laney, Austyn, Rylee, Luca, Nolan and Julia; his sisters Doris Brown (Butch), Susan Hutchins (Rob Rodman) and Lynn Borden (David), and nieces and nephews.

To remember and celebrate the life of Mr. Patterson, the family will receive friends Thursday, November 16th from 4:00-6:00 pm at Whitley’s Funeral Home.
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From: Donna Mcdaniel
"So very sorry for your loss. God bless"
From: Leon & Becky Patterson
"So sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed by all that knew him. Family is in our prayers"
From: Ava Coley
"Cathy, My prayers are with you and your family. You know I will always be here for you. I love you........Ava"
From: Tonya,Trace Brown & Jeremy LeRoy
"Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. We pray for strength and to always cherish the good memories during this difficult time."
From: Sacramenta Landrum
"So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. In God's word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4."
From: Susan Patterson Billings
"I am so sorry to hear this. Reid was one of a kind and loved by many.I sincerely hope that he had found peace. Praying for all the family in this time of mourning."
From: Bob & Betty Spillman
"Cathy, thinking of you today and praying that God will surround you and all the family with His Perfect Peace that surpasses all understanding and wraps His loving arms around you, guiding you during this very difficult time in your life. Bob and I are here for you to help in any way that we can, just let us know. Much love being sent your way. God Bless you all."
From: Eric and Donna Jordan
"So sorry for Your loss, Reid will be missed!!! He was a great neighbor and friend and he knew how to grow a garden that is for sure!!! We will miss him dearly!! Cathy, keeping you and the family in our thoughts and prayers!!!!"
From: Kathy Garner
"Cathy, I know your heart is breaking at such a sad time of loss. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember to hold on to God's hand through this hard journey.Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4."