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Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home

1420 North Main St., China Grove, NC

OBITUARY

Guy "Steve" Stephen Patterson

November 20, 1955September 2, 2020
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Salisbury

Mr. Guy Stephen (Steve) Patterson, age 64 of Salisbury, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born November 20, 1955, Steve was the son of the late Guy Wertz Patterson, Jr. and Goldie Booe. His brother, Joel Patterson, also preceded Steve in death.

Steve was a 1974 graduate of South Rowan High School and was a passionate Raider fan. He spent his career as the owner of Statewide Collection Services and supposedly retired in 2017 but continued to “pop in” for regular visits after his retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf with his son, Brent and fishing. He loved playing cards, loved everything sports related and participating in the Senior Olympic Games. But most of all, his life was family first – a value he instilled in both of his children. He loved his family dearly; loved spending time with them and his precious granddaughters were his pride and joy. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Brent Patterson and wife, Mallory and his daughter, Brenna Hill and husband, Mark. He also leaves behind his precious granddaughters, Leighton Kate Patterson and Harper Emily Hill and his sister, Crystal Patterson.

Visitation for Steve will be on Sunday, September 6, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 1:00pm. Committal Service will follow at 2:00pm at West Lawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Patterson.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

Memories

Guy "Steve" Stephen Patterson

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Bill Baldwin

September 5, 2020

I watched every minute of Steve Patterson’s tribute video. I am a writer but find words difficult, knowing Steve is no longer a part of this world.

We shared life on the football field at Corriher Lipe Jr High and South Rowan High School. Steve, the speedster giant, was a halfback who ran off-tackle from my blocks in front of him. All I remember is how fast, and naturally powerful this bigger than life running back was. Steve made me feel like I was the best offensive lineman, though I knew I was not.

Off the field, he was charming with a toothy smile that spread ear to ear. And yet, a teenaged he-man of sorts, with a strength that caused peers to walk gently around him. Steve would not back down from a brawl, and most of the time, he won.

When we became adults, this man of strength readily admitted his weaknesses to me and wanted to be better at most everything. As I write, I miss my friend, who now sees the Almighty Himself and entered eternal realms before I. My heart is at peace to know that Steve met the great omnipotent One Himself before leaving this life and found Him full of love and grace, mercy and truth. Steve now sees first hand, He who accepted him by grace just as he was, weaknesses, strengths, and all.

My friend Steve, the mighty warrior-athlete, a committed son, an always friend, father of fathers, sits safely with the Savior who knocked down opposing forces, even when he unaware. All is grace, as the Christ of mercy embraces him. Steve found himself loved and accepted all along.

“Oh, mighty warrior, father-friend, hang on, for I will see you once again. We shall run together again on eternal fields, greener than we ever saw in our youth. Eternity’s game has no end, no time clock, or final blare of the horn. Better still, our Coach, the Lover of our souls, rigged the game! He went ahead of us and prepared for you and me, and a myriad other teammates, the victory. All we had to do is say yes to His invitation and...we win!"

James Taylor

September 5, 2020

Steve was a good friend and an even greater team mate I. The Senior Olympics basketball team finished second in the State , and due largely to Steve’s competitive spirit in games and at practice. He always had my backside covered and was always complimentary to me. He definitely live his children and business

Debbie Cranford

September 4, 2020

I pray for the whole family. I did not him but I keep his granddaughter Harper. I heard so much about him and it sounded like he was a wonderful father and grandfather. Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. May God Bless you All.

Linda Sherrill

September 4, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a very nice and gentle man

Amy Luther

September 4, 2020

I have worked for Steve a while a.d he was such a great person. Loved when we went bowling for company outings. REST PEACEFULLY. ❤

Ricky Morris

September 4, 2020

Great guy and team mate, always willing to help coach the underclassman. Tough to handle on the field but gracious off the field, proud to be a small part of his life, he'll be missed, Ricky Morris ,75

Shane Smith

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