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Joseph Patterson, 82, Brown County

Joseph F. “Joe” Patterson, 82, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was a resident of Brown County.

Joe was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Milwaukee, Ore., to Burt and Effie (Price) Patterson. He married Margaret E. (Hunley) Patterson June 9, 1951, in Indianapolis. She survives after 61 loving years.

Also surviving are his three sons, Daniel J. (Jennifer) Patterson of Morgantown, David F. (Amy B.) Patterson of Brown County and Mark R. (Amy) Patterson of Nineveh. He will be remembered by his two sisters, Josephine Armes of Greenwood and Stecil Ferguson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Pat Patterson of Oregon and Bob Patterson of Thorntown; six grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, Nolan, Avery, Ben and Wesley; and three great-grandchildren, Levi, Sylas and Hudson.

Joe was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Thorne.

He was a 1948 graduate of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis and went on to serve his country as a naval seaman with the United States Navy from 1949 to 1956. He also was a 1956 graduate of the Indiana Barber College in Indianapolis.

Joe retired in 1990 as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in the Southport area after 25 years of service. In 1985, he was the founder and owner/operator of Hoosier Tool & Grinding in Brown County, which is still operating today. Prior to that, he owned a barber shop in Trafalgar from 1958 to 1965 and also worked as an instructor for the Indiana Barber College in Indianapolis.

Joe was a member of the Morgantown Baptist Church and the Letter Carriers Union of Southport. He was a hard worker all of his life and enjoyed reading, and was a fan of all sports, including the Indianapolis Colts and IU basketball. Joe loved his family and especially spending time with his grandchildren.  

The Rev. Ben Swopes will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Joe to the Morgantown Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 109 W. Elm St., Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Patterson family at www.meredith-clark.com.

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane