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Dewey L. Patterson

Dewey L. Patterson

Dewey L. Patterson, 83, of Winter Park, Fla., peacefully went home to be with the Lord April 22, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Hendersonville, NC, April 26, 1928, to his late parents Gurley R. and Alma Patterson.

He served in the Air Force at Pinecastle Air Force Base Orlando, Fla., from 1951 to 1955. He was an Air Traffic Control Specialist with the FAA for 28 years for the most at Herndon Airport and McCoy Airport Control Tower in Orlando, Fla.

He was a member of Orlando Worship Center where he proudly served on the Street Outreach Ministry and Men's Fellowship.

He is preceded in death by his baby brother, Gurley Lewis, and sister, Annie Sue Hughes.

Dewey was survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty A. Patterson; his son, Michael David Patterson and wife Shannon of Christmas, Fla.; daughter, Cheryl A. Hill and husband Paul Hill of Winter Park, Fla.; four grandchildren Elizabeth Martin and husband James Martin, Kyle Patterson, Crystal Patterson and Jessica Hill; three great-grandchildren Alexis and Tiffany Martin and Lane Edward Hodges; also by brother, Jerry Patterson and wife Maybelle of Hendersonville; sister, Ore Mae Snoody of Etowah; brother, Paul Patterson and wife China of Hendersonville. Also several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at Jackson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday April 28, 2012, and a Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Crab Creek Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Hospice of the Comforter, 450 W. Central Pkwy. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.