Ronald A. Patterson

February 6, 1948 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 71)

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Ronald A. Patterson, age 71 of Paris, died Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Paris.


He was a retired carpenter, who attended both the Bridge of Hope Church and Sulphur Well Church of Christ. Ronald enjoyed hunting, building poker tables, and playing poker. He also enjoyed building anything out of wood, especially canes.


Ronald was born February 6, 1948, in Lansing, MI, to the late George E. Patterson and to the late Elayne V. Cummings Patterson.


He was married June 14, 1968, to Deborah Ann Schoepke Patterson, who survives of Paris.


Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kelly Jo (Joseph) Martinez  of Springville, TN, and Brandy Leigh Taylor of Paris, TN; one brother, Richard Allan Patterson of Mason, MI; eleven grandchildren, Michael Morrissey, Ryan Morrissey, Victoria (Stephen) O’Neill, Clarissa (Kyle) Shaddon, Tyler L. (Shyanne) Martinez, Miranda Martinez, Andrew Patterson, Tyler J. Martinez, Antonio (Hannah) Martinez, Alexander Taylor, and Kelsi Taylor; and three great grandchildren, Serenity Martinez, James Shaddon, and Everly Shaddon.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Don E. Patterson; and one stillborn sister, Nancy Jo Patterson.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN 38242 where visitation will be Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The funeral service will be Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 1:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Randy Stephens, Bob Palmer, and Eric Kelleher officiating.


Ronald’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Joe Martinez, Kyle Shaddon, Stephen O’Neill, and Larry Woodard.


Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove.


Memorials may be made to:  the Patterson family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

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October 9, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ridgeway Funeral Home
201 Dunlap St.
Paris, TN 38242

Funeral Service
October 9, 2019

1:00 PM
LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home
201 Dunlap St
Paris, TN 38242


Patterson Family c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home
PO Box, Paris TN 38242

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