Doyle “Pat” Eugene Patterson, 84, of Stuarts Draft and formerly Monterey, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home.
He was born December 8, 1935, in Wooster, Ohio, a son to the late Ernest and Clista Arverst (Aukerman) Patterson.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Pat honorably served from 1954 until 1957. Following his discharge, Pat began his employment with the United States Postal Service, where he remained until his retirement as a postal supervisor in Norfolk. Of his many accomplishments while employed with the postal service, Pat was most proud of his work on the ground floor to implement the nine-digit zip code. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Highland County to enjoy mountain living. Pat enjoyed volunteering his time as a member of both the Monterey and Lexington Lions Clubs as well as the Lexington Ruritan Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking projects and was a master gardener. Above all, Pat will be well remembered for his kind and gentle soul.
Pat is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathleen; daughter, Patricia Gibson; step-daughter, Gayle Wenzel; step-sons, Eddie Spry and Rhett Dudley; as well as six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Forrest and Wayne Patterson; and two sisters, Norma Sturgis and Edna Patterson.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Monterey Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Carrico officiating.
Pallbearers will be members of the Monterey Lions Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice, Pat had a special interest for animals.