Billy Patterson Obituary
 
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Billy Bass Patterson

August 2, 1927 - April 12, 2012
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PATTERSON, Billy (Bill) Bass. April 12, 2012, in Nashville, TN. Survived by his wife Barbara Jackson Patterson; daughter Melanie Patterson Blank (Lee); granddaughter Rebecca Scott Blank; sister Martha Patterson Breeding (Buzzy); and loving nieces and nephews. He was the son of Bernice Barty Sheffield and Levi Bass Patterson. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jack D. Patterson and Bobby G. Patterson. Bill graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School and the University of Mississippi. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater and the US Naval Reserves. He worked for Sinclair /Atlantic...
PATTERSON, Billy (Bill) Bass. April 12, 2012, in Nashville, TN. Survived by his wife Barbara Jackson Patterson; daughter Melanie Patterson Blank (Lee); granddaughter Rebecca Scott Blank; sister Martha Patterson Breeding (Buzzy); and loving nieces and nephews. He was the son of Bernice Barty Sheffield and Levi Bass Patterson. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jack D. Patterson and Bobby G. Patterson.

Bill graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School and the University of Mississippi. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater and the US Naval Reserves. He worked for Sinclair /Atlantic Richfield Oil Company for 27 years before starting his own company, Dixie Fuels and Lubricants. He was a member of Tennessee Oil Men's Association, the American Legion, Portland Chamber of Commerce, and Hillwood Country Club.

Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, family member, and friend. Bill loved life, his family and friends, his work, and our great country. He was a principled man with tremendous work ethic and an avid storyteller who never met a stranger.

Honorary Pallbearers are Buzzy Breeding, Gene Stribling, Ky Rasmussen, Jim Cunningham, P.T. Nottingham, Johnny Nottingham, Charlie Joseph, Timmy Taylor, Randall Maguire, Randy Brooks, Ray Brown, and Wayne Goodrum.

Pallbearers will be Michael Breeding, Pat Breeding, Mark Breeding, Jack Patterson, Billy Rolfe, Richard Johnson, Steve Kress, and Timmy Taylor, .

The family thanks the talented physicians and caregivers at Tennessee Oncology, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, and Alive Hospice for their expertise and thoughtfulness.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 12:00 on Monday, April 16, 2012 , with visitation preceding the service at 10:00 at the church, and burial immediately following at Middle Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Alive Hospice. MARSHALL-DONNELLY-COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 615-327-1111.

"I had the pleasure of crossing paths with Bill several times both through his business and my current and former business. He will truely be missed...." Joey (Portland, TN)

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