Jerry Wayne Patterson, at the age of 72, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1949 to Jim Patterson and Edna Chism Patterson. Jerry began his career as a truck driver before joining the United States Army. During his time in service he served in the Vietnam Conflict. After his two years in the military, he rejoined the work force as a truck driver. He enjoyed listening to country music, camping, hunting, and fishing. He loved his family; was a doting husband and father, and adored his pet dog "Lady." He is survived by his wife, Linda Carol Patterson of Saltillo; daughters, Tina Patterson of Saltillo; Angie Wildman of Tupelo; Michelle Patterson, Marilyn Paterson, all Marsha Patterson all of Mount Vernon, Texas; one son, Jerry Patterson of Mount Vernon, Texas; sixteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one brother, Danny Patterson of Saltillo. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Lee Patterson; and brother, Larry Patterson. Visitation will be 3:30 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at W. E. Pegues, Saltillo. Services celebrating Jerry's life will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Saltillo Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Scooter Nolan officiating and Jerry's grandson, Joshua Patterson providing the eulogy. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery at Etta, Mississippi. Pallbearers will be Joshua Patterson, Austin Lindsey, Zane Eldridge, Terry Lowrance, and Justin Patterson. Expressions of sympathy and fond memories may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
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