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Ricky Dale Patterson, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia from complications of pneumonia. Rick was born in High Point, NC on April 25, 1959 to Derral and Frances Patterson. Rick, his parents and siblings moved to Atlanta when he was a year old.
Rick played many years of little league baseball in Doraville before graduating from Sequoyah High School in 1977. He took great delight in teaching his nieces and nephews bad habits, like wearing their food instead of eating it. Rick sure “Loved” all of the dogs over the years and they definitely loved him back. You could always catch him sneaking them food and they would never leave his side because they knew at some point they were in for a treat from him.
Rick was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Frances & Derral Patterson.
Rick is survived by his siblings: Steve Patterson (Cindy) of Snellville, GA, Lynn “Patterson” Malphurs (George) of Archdale, NC, Sherry “Patterson” Melville (Don) of Loganville, GA, Terry “Patterson” Dempsey (Jerry) of Ormand Beach, FL.; nieces, Lisa Malphurs Tysinger (Heath) and Julie Malphurs (Morgan); nephews, Ben Dempsey (Elizabeth), Nick Dempsey (Brittany) and DJ Melville; great nieces and nephews, Morgan and Madison Dempsey, Laurel Tysinger and Chris Hilsman.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Sherry “Patterson” Melville on July 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Burial will be at Antioch Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA on July 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 3570 Buford Highway Suite 202, Duluth, Georgia 30096 (678) 584-0914 www.GeorgiaCremation.com