Bruce O. Patterson

Published 11:31 am Thursday, February 4, 2021

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BRANCHVILLE – CPO Bruce Owen Patterson (Ret. US Navy), 65, passed away on Feb. 1, 2021, in Sentara Obici Hospital.

Bruce O. Patterson

Bruce was born in Greig, New York, and was a son of the late Paul Arthur and Althea May Patterson.

Bruce was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service, and was the owner of Patterson Power Washing in Branchville. He was a 28-year member and the president of Trackers Hunt Club of Lunenburg County, Virginia, and was a regular at the Meet and Greet at No. 8 School House in Boykins.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Teresa Ann Patterson; one daughter, Kelley Patterson Trevino and her husband, Lorenzo of Branchville; two sons, Paul Adam Patterson and his wife, Kerry of Franklin, and Mark William Patterson and his wife, Jennifer of Boykins; two sisters, Paula P. Lenihan (Bill) of California, and Carol P. Strife (Leonard) of Watson, New York; one brother, Brian D. Patterson (Marilyn) of Greig, New York; three grandchildren, Hunter Owen Patterson, Skylar Brooke Patterson and Bruce Michael Patterson; a brother-in-law, Charlie Long of Crosby, Pennsylvania; and two close friends, Jimmy Fuller and Carter Worrell.

Bruce was also predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Long.

A graveside funeral with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, in Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins, with the Rev. Robert Harness officiating.

Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, has charge of arrangements.