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Timothy Christopher Patterson, 62

Timothy Christopher Patterson, 62

Timothy Christopher Patterson, 62, of Flat Rock passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family who had cared for him in his final days. He was the son of the late T.C. and Evelyn Patterson. He was also preceded in death by his wife Teresa Dotson Patterson and a sister, Shirley P. Sherman.
A native of Henderson County, he served as a Sergeant in US Army Special Forces, Green Beret. Tim retired from the Henderson County Public School system after 30 years of service as a mechanic in the bus garage. His love for the Lord was great and he served many years as the music director and a Sunday school teacher at Berea Baptist Church. He loved his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed muscle cars, camping, boating, yard-sales and was known as a “passionate second hand shopper”.
Survivors include his mother that raised him, Helen Patterson Camp; his wife of 16 years, Linda Gilliam Patterson; children, Tracy Patterson Walden and husband Von, Josh Patterson and wife Amanda and Kerri Patterson Smith and husband Dennis; step-children, Ryan Stepp and wife Stacie, Justin Stepp and Heather Stepp Allen; 18 grandchildren; mother-in-law’s, Myrtle Gordon and Verna Ward; special friend, Bill Devine; several nieces and nephews and many wonderful pets.
Funeral services will be held 1pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Berea Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Safelight, Inc. 133 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28792; Four Seasons Compassion for Life Foundation, 221 N Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792 or National Foster Parent Association, 1102 Prairie Ridge Trail, Pflugerville, TX 78660.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.