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Jim Thomas Patterson

April 4, 1939 March 7, 2018
Jim Thomas Patterson
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Obituary for Jim Thomas Patterson

Jim Thomas Patterson of Macomb passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

Jim was born on April 4, 1939 in Barbourville, Kentucky. He was one of six children born to Jo and Elizabeth (nee Hinkle) Patterson. On December 24, 1961, he married Bernice Broughton in Barbourville, Kentucky. Just a year later, he enlisted in the United States Army and went overseas for two years as a sharpshooter. Upon his return, Jim and Bernice made their way to Michigan where eventually started working as a welder in the Jefferson Assembly plant and retired in June 30, 1991 from Chrysler Corporation. Jim loved to collect things, all different kind of things, from coins to flags. He enjoyed a good cup of coffee and the outdoors. Jim above all, loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He took every opportunity to spoil them and spend time with them. Jim will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

Jim is survived by his wife, Bernice; son, Irwin (Cindy Pentland) Patterson; granddaughters, Melissa (Dale) Johnson, Ashley (Justin) Allen and Nicole (Dustin) Haucke; great-grandchildren, Carter James Allen, Blake Allen, Easton Johnson, Lily Hauke and Avery Allen, who is on the way; and sisters, Opal Owens and Maudie (Arley) Swafford. Jim is predeceased by his brothers, Arnold Patterson, Herbert Patterson and Clifford Patterson; and parents.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Hauss and Modetz Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb. The Funeral Service will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with a 1:00 p.m. instate time at the funeral home. Private burial will take place on Monday at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery, Clinton Township.


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Visitation

Saturday

10

Mar

12:00 PM 3/10/2018 12:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 3/10/2018 9:00:00 PM
Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home

47477 Romeo Plank
Macomb, MI 48044

Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home
47477 Romeo Plank Macomb 48044 MI
United States

Visitation

Sunday

11

Mar

1:00 PM 3/11/2018 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 3/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home

47477 Romeo Plank
Macomb, MI 48044

Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home
47477 Romeo Plank Macomb 48044 MI
United States

Visitation

Sunday

11

Mar

1:30 PM 3/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home

47477 Romeo Plank
Macomb, MI 48044

Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home
47477 Romeo Plank Macomb 48044 MI
United States
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