David D. Patterson
CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND - David D. Patterson, 76, of Cranston, Rhode Island, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 in Franklin.
David was born in Providence, Rhode Island to George and Lois Patterson on Nov. 28, 1942. He attended the University of Rhode Island before entering the U.S. Navy, serving 11 years as a naval aviator. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War who served in combat and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and Air Medal.
David and his wife, Vicki, met in Pensacola, Florida and married in Gulf Shores, Alabama. He retired as a captain for FedEx after 25 years of service. David was an active member of the Episcopal Church, serving on several vestries. He moved to Franklin permanently in March 2016.
David was preceded in death by his late wife, Linda DeCubellis Patterson.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Patterson; sons, David Patterson (Lorie) and Stephen Patterson; step-son, Jeffery Copeland (Haley); grandchildren, Savannah, Kaydance, Scarlett, Trent, Jonathon and Alexis; two nephews; and three nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin. The Rev. Carl Southerland will officiate. Brunch will follow at St. John’s.
Another memorial service will be held at a later date in West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 542 St. John’s Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734.
David’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to David’s caregiver, Shonda Davis, Dr. Aruwani, Angel Medical Center and the pulmonary team at the University of Michigan.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.