Edward Patterson

Obituary of Edward Rucker Patterson

Edward Rucker Patterson, 94 of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on Friday, January 13, 1928 in Bedford County, a son of the late Kyle H. Patterson and Lura Johnson Patterson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Maybelle Patterson. He was a lifelong farmer and gardener, and avid hunter and fisherman, retired from Rubatex and was a proud veteran of his time in the U. S. Army having served in Korea. He was a dedicated good neighbor to his community and a lifelong member of Nicopolis United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for over forty years and was also a lay speaker and sang in the choir. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of sixty-four years, Magdaline Bolling Patterson; his daughter, Janet P Bowyer (Mark); his son, Kevin Rucker Patterson (Brenda); his grandchildren, Hannah B. Thomas (Zac), Kyle E. Patterson as well as his sister, Jean P. Bennett and a large extended family of Pattersons, Johnsons and Bollings. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Nicopolis Cemetery Fund, Carleen Bowyer, 1751 Goggin Ford Road, Bedford, VA 24523. We are grateful for the loving care of the VA Home care staff. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday. March 26, 2022 at Nicopolis United Methodist Church with Rev. Russ Alden and Rev. Randy Parker officiating. Interment, with full military honors by American Legion Post 36 and Gretna DAV Post 232 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 PM on Friday evening at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Friday
25
March

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 25, 2022
Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Saturday
26
March

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Nicopolis United Methodist Church
1158 Nicopolis Drive
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Saturday
26
March

Interment

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Nicopolis United Methodist Church Cemetery
1158 Nicopolis Drive
Bedford, Virginia, United States
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