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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.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West