Otis Sonny Lee Patterson Jr.

November 1, 1931September 26, 2013

Otis L. Patterson, Jr. went home on September 26, 2013. He was a Christian and an American patriot. Known to his friends as “Sonny”, he was born on November 7, 1931 in Richmond to Otis, Sr. and Lucille Andrews Patterson. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Annette Patterson Hemby. He served as an M4 tank commander in the Korean War and earned the Bronze Star for valor at Pork Chop Hill. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bethea Patterson, two children, Susan Patterson Robins and David Lee Patterson (Melissa Compton Patterson), and six grandchildren, Charlotte Robins, Claiborne Robins, Rebecca Robins, Daniel Patterson, James Patterson and Henry Patterson. Sonny operated a small masonry contracting business for forty-nine years. He was also a gifted carpenter and welder, and could build or repair almost anything. He earned a recreational pilot’s license in his 20’s and flew small planes. He later made metal sculpture as a hobby and was a member of the Richmond Art Association. Sonny had a humble, quiet nature and loved history, reading, yard work and Genealogy.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home 1771 N. Parham Road. His life will be celebrated on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11:00 am at Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, September 30, 2013

Otis Sonny Lee Patterson Jr.

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patty ennis

November 19, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Sonny's passing. I attended the funeral of Frank, Jr. Jennings wife Rose today and just found out trough cousin Aubrey Stone of Sonny's passing. The last time I saw him he attend my son's funeral in 2010. My thoughts and prayers are with you please call me sometime my number is 804-798-1036.

October 4, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Patterson Family. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
-Mamie Seay-
-Cindy and Hugh Conoly-

Carole Jennings

September 30, 2013

Pat, Susan, David, & Family

We are deeply sadden to hear about Sonny's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Know that we are sending our love and support your way every day. Let us know how we can support your family during this heartfelt time. Much love to you all.

Frank & Rose Jennings, Carole Jennings, Dorothy & Russ Chandler, Gary & Anne Gail Jennings, Justin, Katie and Danielle Jennings

Catherine Moore

September 30, 2013

Pat, Susan, and David:

You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
Bob, Catherine, Lee and Aynsley Moore

Bud Hazelgrove, GM

September 27, 2013

Please accept Woody staff condolences for your loss. You can depend on us to assist you on this journey and we will strive for your complete satisfaction while your loved one is in our care. We believe you deserve nothing less. For these difficult days, we will be honored to have you consider our home and family a part of yours.