David Allen Patterson, 77, of Orwell


ORWELL — David Allen Patterson, age 77, passed peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family.

David was born in Middlebury on Nov. 8, 1946. He was the son of George and Rita (Jabot) Patterson. He grew up in Orwell, where he received his early education and graduated from Shoreham Academy. He joined the United States Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in January 1970. He began his working career as a truck driver for Ernest Pomainville, along with various part-time law enforcement positions. He afterwards became a self-employed trucker, driving coast to coast for Daily Express Trucking before returning to EPI. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing Texas Holdem. He belonged to Brandon American Legion Post 55.

He is survived by his son, Dennis Patterson (Tina Pierce) of Forest Dale; a daughter, Penny Patterson (Rob Leno) of Whiting; two sisters, Ruth McGuire and Shirley Hendricks, both of Orwell; three brothers, Paul Patterson of Orwell, Thomas Patterson of Pickens, S.C.; and Kenneth Patterson of Mt. Airey, N.C. His four grandchildren, Amber Ketcham (Josh Edwards), Courtney Lury (Sebastion), Lexi Orleans, and Taylor Patterson (Kristin); one great-granddaughter and one on the way; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Carrie Munger, also survive him. He was predeceased by sister Lorie Barnes, and his parents.

A memorial service will be held on Jan. 23, 2024, at 11 a.m., at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. A gathering in celebration of his life will follow at Brandon American Legion Post 55 from noon to 2 p.m..

A graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will take place at a later date in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to Orwell First Response Squad, Orwell, Vt., 05733.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. ◊


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