Noel William Patterson of Bloomington was born March 9, 1931 in Greenwood, Kentucky to Chester and Ruby Patterson.
Noel, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather was called home to be with the Lord on this day, November 3, 2012. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family.
Noel was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Presidential Medal as well as a Korean Service Medal with 5 Bronze Camp Stars.
He was a member of Teamsters Local 135 and the American Legion.
Noel was employed as a truck driver by Middle Atlantic Trucking of Cincinnati, Ohio and retired from Griffith Motor Express of Bloomington, Indiana.
Noel is survived by his loving wife Doris Patterson, daughters; Sheila Patterson Morrow, Roberta(William)Clendening both of Bloomington, sons; John R.(Therese)Chambers of Bloomington, Mark S.(Star)Chambers of Solsberry, IN and William "Billy" Patterson of Cleves, Ohio.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, his brother Clifford Patterson and sisters; Juanita Arthur, Debbie Claypool and Wanda James, all of Ohio.
Noel was preceded in death by his parents; Chester and Ruby Patterson, daughter; Alice Faye, brothers; Clyde, Chester, Jr., Boyd Patterson, son-in-law Leonard Morrow and his great grandson; Braeden Modglin.
Friends may call on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. also in the funeral home. The Reverend's Troy Shaffer and Tom White officiating. Burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens with the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard presiding.
Online condolences may be made to www.deremiahfryemortuary.com