RISCO -- Vernon Milton Patterson, 77, died Sept. 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Dec. 4, 1929, in Bonne Terre, son of the late Benjamin Milton and Anna Katherine Allgier Patterson, he was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco.
On June 25, 1949, at Piggott, Ark., he married Dixie Marie Black, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Mike Patterson of Malden; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Randy Frye of Risco; one daughter-in-law, Tamme (Rich) Richardson of Malden; six grandchildren, Kelly Scire of Affton, Brian Rowland and Josh Patterson of Campbell, Jamie Patterson of Dexter, Jessica Patterson of St. Charles and Jill Richardson of Malden; and four great-grandchildren, Bella Scire of Affton, Ben Rowland of Campbell and Carly Patterson and Jack Scruggs of Dexter.
He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Patterson; and one brother, Raymond Patterson.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. today at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. The Revs. Gene Lancaster and Lewis Scott will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.