Frankie Conway Patterson, 66, of Cheatham Ford Road, Hiddenite, went to be with his heavenly Father surrounded by his family, Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
Frankie was born February 15, 1952 in Johnston County, the son of the late Lynn Clifford Patterson and Beulah Small Patterson.
He was a 1970 graduate of Hiddenite High School and a 1972 graduate of Catawba Valley Community College. He actively attended Hiddenite United Methodist Church and was Chairman of the board of Hiddenite Volunteer Fire Department for 6 ½ years. He was instrumental in establishing Hiddenite Volunteer Fire Department Station #2 in the Gwaltney Community. He was a past president of Alexander County Crime Stoppers, was the owner and operator of Custom Frame Crafters, Etc., and was a retired employee of Lowes Companies, Engineering and Construction Department.
His most treasured memories were endless hours outside on his gazebo that he constructed, serving the community through his business, playing an active role in local fire departments, but most importantly spending time with his family on ball fields, ball courts and endless grandchildren events.
Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife of 47 years,, Connie Lovin Patterson of the home; a daughter, Amanda Patterson Johnson and husband, Chris, of Statesville; a son, Clint Franklin Patterson and wife, Lori of Hiddenite; grandchildren, Brett, Cole and Luke Johnson, Riley and Caleb Patterson; a brother, Donald Patterson and wife, Alva Jean of Morganton; a sister, Helen Jones and husband, Ron, of Florida; nieces, Glenda Poarch, Susan Badneck and husband, Tom, Julie Broombaugh and husband, Andrew, Leslie Mull and husband, Travis, Jennifer Roy and husband, Kenny, Erica Harmon and husband, Harvey, Heather Kaczor, and nephew, Josh Patrum and wife, Tessa; and a number of great-nieces and a nephew.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Pastors Doug Hochmuth and Jamie Steele will officiate. Burial will follow in the Linneys Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home.
Pallbearers include: Clint Patterson, Chris Johnson, Brett Johnson, Tim Keever, Wayne Chatham and Mike Lyon.
Honorary pallbearers include: Cole Johnson, Caleb Patterson and Luke Johnson.
Memorials may be made to: Hiddenite United Methodist Church, PO Box 146, Hiddenite, NC 28636 or Hiddenite Volunteer Fire Department Station #1 or #2, PO Box 72, Hiddenite, NC 28636.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is honored to be serving the Patterson Family.