OBITUARY

Mr. Ray V Patterson

August 9, 1932March 29, 2021

Ray Patterson 88 of Conway, Arkansas went home to be with his Lord March 29, 2021. He was born August 9, 1932, in Anderson, Alabama, to Benjamin and Zubie Patterson, Ray graduated from Bethel College with a bachelor's of science degree. While at Bethel he was a four year letterman for the wildcat basketball team. He taught in Friendship, Tennessee, Braggadocio, MO and Gosnell and Luxora, Arkansas after retiring from teaching and coaching he went to work with the grocery business for many years, and at the age of 81 he retired from Kroger. Ray enjoyed hunting and fishing and most of all his Kemmer squirreled dogs. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Conway. He is survived by his son; and Doctor Bill Patterson of Conway, Arkansas; daughters; Sheila Patterson of Bentonville, Arkansas and Karen Loyd of Osceola, Arkansas; grandchildren; Michele (James) Baldrige; Will Patterson; Great-grandson; Liam Baldrige; brother; Dexter (Janice) Patterson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; Faye Patterson; grandson; Ben Patterson; sister; Geneva Pounders; son-in-law; Glenn Loyd. In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to Grace United Methodist Church at 1075 Hogan lane Conway AR 72034 or a charity of your choice. A visitation will be held at Griffin Leggett Conway Funeral home on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 11am-1pm, followed by a graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery starting at 1:30pm.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

Memories

Mr. Ray V Patterson

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Shelia Hall

April 2, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Mr. Ray at kroger's. Loved hearing his stories of his teaching days and about his family. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Andy Brinkley

March 31, 2021

Prayer for my friends, spent a lot of time as a kid running in out of the Patterson home. Coach will always be remembered. Even his old red truck he fished out of, with a wash tub of crawdads in the back. Things that made memories in our childhood. Thanks Coach.

Linda Waytenick

March 31, 2021

Ray always had a smile and grateful “Thank You” when I delivered his Meal. I’ll miss that greeting; RIP gentle man

Freddy Williams

March 31, 2021

Ray was kind gentleman! He was a coffee drinker at McDonalds on Oak Street.. he loved his family and was quick to talk about his grandchildren, sports and his special dogs. he followed his grand kids in school, especially Grandson Ben. he also talked about working at Kroger's. He would say he enjoyed working and meeting people.

Phyllis Isom (Woolverton)

March 31, 2021

Mr. Patterson was the driving teacher for our class and I was one of his students. I really like him in this capacity. He was also a coach I think.

Wanda Linebarger

March 31, 2021

So sorry for you loss. Coach Patterson was a special person. He loved sports and the kids who played sports. He was always our pep bus driver and we wouldn’t have been able to go to all those games without him.

Lois Stracener

March 30, 2021

It was a true blessing and treasure to work with you at Kroger. Also our friendship carried on thru Facebook after Kroger. I will certainly miss you and proud you are a godly man and are walking the streets of Gold with our mighty Lord and Savior. I will see you again my friend.

Debbie Hale

March 30, 2021

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, thoughts and prayers are with you all

John Bruce

March 30, 2021

So sorry for your loss,
I always liked Mr. Ray
Heck of a guy!

Howard Clark

March 30, 2021

Shelia, Karen, and Bill. I'm so sorry for your loss. Coach was one of a kind. He coached me in every sport Lux had. We didn't have a baseball coach one summer and I ask him to coach us. He said he would but he was going to fish all summer. That night he came by the house and ask did we find a coach. I told him no sir. He told me to call all the guys and practice would be Monday morning. He coached us three years in a roll. I loved him and learned so much from him. Thank you Coach Patterson. Only basketball coach I ever had. Prayers for the whole family.

FROM THE FAMILY