Jimmie Patterson

Jimmie Allen Patterson

Wednesday, July 15th, 1936 - Friday, January 25th, 2019
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Jimmie Allen Patterson was born in Urbana, Missouri in 1936 to William Dal and Nola Patterson. He grew up with his sister Evelyn in that small town playing around the gas station his parents owned, shooting hoops and cruising the town with his friends. After high school, he enlisted in the Army and married Linda Ann Patterson. Jim and Linda had one daughter Sandy Patterson Frye.

For the majority of Jim’s life, he lived with Linda and Sandy in Cassville, Missouri. Over the years he owned the town’s Sears and Roebuck Catalog Store, a trophy shop and sold cars. He worked at these jobs to make a living but he was only truly living when he was on the lake. Jim was a passionate but solitary soul; he could be found most evenings, at Big “M” boat dock or on Tablerock Lake, bass fishing. He was most alive when he was taking in the peacefulness of the lake and nature. Although he felt most comfortable alone, he also didn’t pass up time with friends competing in fishing tournaments or pulling off a practical joke.

Jim was selfless when it came to Linda and Sandy, taking in countless injured animals and encouraging their daily hopeful whims and antics. Sandy could depend on her dad for everything - giving her the gift of a carefree childhood. He was eager to see what each day held - be it filling the bathtub with frogs, or taking a pickup truck full of teenagers to a drive-in movie. Not a day went by that he didn’t do his best to make his family happy — and they were happy.

Linda died from cancer in 1996 and Jim never totally rebounded from that. He worked at the boat dock later in his life until moving to Springfield to be close to his family. He loved his granddaughters Olivia and Anna and his son-in-law Jeff very much. Jim was in awe of Olivia's intelligence, Anna’s beauty, and moxie and Jeff’s knack for business; not a conversation went by where he didn’t ask about them.

Jim died on January 25th at the age of 82 of natural causes and leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law Sandy and Jeff Frye, granddaughters Olivia and Anna Frye, a sister Evelyn Pitts and a niece and nephew Terri and David Miller. A small graveside service will be held at Gunter Methodist Church Cemetery in Butterfield, Missouri on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home.
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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 2:00pm
    Gunter Cemetery
    10758 FR 2115
    Purdy, MO 65734
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Randy Burnett

Posted at 10:43pm
I live in the same neighborhood as Jim . He was a wonderful funny man and a mentor to me. I lost my father at 13 years old and became friends with Jim when I moved in over here. Me and a few friends would always check in on him. More for us than for him. Jim always had good advice and a way to make us all laugh. We all look out for each other over here. Jim was always glad to see us and our dogs he would always give them a little pat on the head even the dogs all loved to see him.. Last Friday I went out to Walmart and Price Cutter. I stopped to see if Jim needed anything from the store? Something we all do for each other here. He needed 2 things so I told him I would be back in an hour or so.. That was the last time I talked to him when I got back he was gone.. I will miss him forever and I know everyone who knew him will. I can't make the service my brakes went out on my car yesterday and can't get it fixed in time. My thoughts and Prayers are with his family who I know he loved very much. I am sure Jim is catching fish on a cloud while he laughs at us in this cold weather. We all Love U Jim! Rest In Peace My Good Friend!


Posted at 10:41pm
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers. Donnie and Teresa Stumpff

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