James E. "Red" Patterson Jr.

February 25, 1926January 3, 2019

James E. “Red” Patterson, Jr., 92 of Meridianville, AL passed away at his home on Thursday, January 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Red was preceded in death by his parents, James E. “Jim” Patterson, Sr. and Margie Jacks Patterson. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Patterson; son, Don Patterson (Teresa); daughter, Carol East (Jack); grandchildren, Tyler Patterson, Paige Patterson, Jessica Gillon (Dustin), Blake East (Lindsay); great grandchildren, Dalton Gillon, Tanner Gillon, Mason Gillon and Eiley East; sister, Vera Tipton; sister-in-law, Lovell Wells; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at First Baptist Church Meridianville. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00pm. Interment to follow at Flint River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice Family Care Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation, 801 Clinton Ave. E, Huntsville, AL 35801. Please leave fond memories and condolences for the entire Patterson family at


  • James E. "Jim" and Margie Jacks Patterson, Parents - Deceased
  • Ruth Patterson, Wife of 62 years
  • Don Patterson (Teresa), Son
  • Carol East (Jack), Daughter
  • Tyler Patterson, Grandchild
  • Paige Patterson, Grandchild
  • Jessica Gillon (Dustin), Grandchild
  • Blake East (Lindsay), Grandchild
  • Dalton Gillon, Great Grandchild
  • Tanner Gillon, Great Grandchild
  • Mason Gillon, Great Grandchild
  • Eiley East, Great Grandchild
  • Vera Tipton, Sister
  • Lovell Wells, Sister-in-law
  • several nieces and nephews.

  • Hospice Family Care Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Funeral Services Sunday, January 6, 2019

James E. "Red" Patterson Jr.

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Kim Moody

January 4, 2019

My heart goes out to the Patterson and East families. I cannot imagine what you are going through but I do know that when Red got his heavenly wings, that he had to have a smile on his face. Red was always a big part of my life through high school. He was not a man of many words, but when he spoke, you certainly listened. A void is left with you on this earth, but knowing that you will see him again inside those golden gates will give you some comfort. I am praying for all of you and praying for peace and comfort as you go through the next few days.