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Richard D. Patterson

d. July 25, 2019

Richard D. Patterson, age 85, of Springfield passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his residence.

Richard was born on June 16, 1934 in Illiopolis, IL the son of Schylor W. and Lorene C. Wyland-Patterson.

He is survived by his wife Marie; three sons, Mike (Bonnie) Patterson; Greg Patterson, Todd (Tammy) Patterson; one daughter, Theresa (fiancé Terry Kalb); five grandchildren, Stephen Fowler, Lindsay (Josh) Townsend, Griffin (fiancé Jessica) Patterson, Logan Patterson and Lathan Patterson; and two great – granddaughters.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene Patterson.

He worked for the United Parcel Service for 34 years.

Richard also served in the Air Force for 4 years.

Richard enjoyed traveling, fishing, bowling, watching birds and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Visitation for Richard will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Sherman United Methodist Church. Services will immediately follow at 11:00 AM at the Sherman United Methodist Church.

Memorials can be made to the Sherman United Methodist Church.

Pastor Jon Carell will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the Patterson family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Marie, I am so sorry for you and your family in the loss of Rich. He was a good man who will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Aunt Marie,
    I am so sorry for all of our loss.
    He will be missed so much. His love for you will always be with you in our memories .
    I love You so much.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss. It seems we never get enough time with our loved ones even when we know their time is near. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow and praying you find peace and comfort from family and friends.

  4. Aunt Marie and Family,
    We mourn the loss of Uncle Richard and may his memories live on within all of us.
    Those of us with military service are extremely grateful for all he did for us. Now the two Air Force brothers are together again.

    Carol, Jerry, and Jodi Patterson

  5. I am so sorry, Marie, for the loss of Richard to you and your family. Love and Blessings.

  6. Marie and Family,

    Deon and I are sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Richard and you. May God comfort you and your family.

  7. We’re so sorry to hear about your loss. May God’s peace and comfort be with you and your family at this time. Thinking and praying for you. Torrey and Pat Conard

  8. Sorry for your loss, remembering the good times we had in the air force and at our reunions. Angela and Dwayne

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