James Steve Patterson, 63, of Bluford, Illinois passed away on April 29, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born January 14, 1955 in Jefferson County, Illinois to James Foster and Shirley (Rapp) Patterson. He married Elizabeth Knight on June 8, 1973. They were blessed with 44 years of marriage.
James is survived by his mother, Shirley Shelton of Wayne City, Illinois; father, Foster Patterson and wife, Lyndall of Aurora, Illinois; wife, Elizabeth Patterson of Bluford, Illinois; children, Jason Patterson and wife, Erin of Millington, Illinois, and Christina Patterson and Fiancé, Hector Garibay of Christopher, Illinois; five grandchildren, Shelbi Patterson, Sienna Patterson, Jeremiah Garibay, Samuel Patterson, and Jaxson Garibay; two brothers, Gary Patterson of Wayne City, Illinois and Roger Patterson of Mount Vernon, Illinois; step sister, Rhonda Proctor of Florida; step brother, Mike Moore of Florida, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his step father, Fred Shelton; Nephew, Jeremiah Patterson; great grandfather, Clyne Rapp; and mother-in-law, JoNell Decrane.
James worked at Walgreens Distribution Center in Mount Vernon. He had a strong work ethic and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a wonderful loving husband, dad, and grandfather. His wife Elizabeth was the light of his life. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. James will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorial Service: 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend John Little officiating. Memorials: May be made to the Patterson Family, in care of Elizabeth Patterson.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.