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George Joseph Patterson Jr., 74, of Bloomington, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 31, 2019) at his home.

His funeral will be at noon Saturday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Bishop Edward T. McGhee officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday prior to services at the memorial home.

Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. Memorials may be directed to the family.

George was born Aug. 30, 1944, in Bloomington, a son to George and Oleander Ross Patterson Sr.

Surviving are his siblings, Minnie (James) Patterson-Farris, Normal; Daniel (Marilyn) Patterson, Bloomington; and Willie Patterson, Bloomington; nieces and nephews, Sylvia Neal, James L. (Drue) Farris, Christine E. (Leon) Sims, Keith A. (Julie) Farris, Isaiah Farris, Nicholas Farris, Daniel LaTroy Patterson, Seneca Patterson and Christopher Powell; 22 great-nieces and -nephews; 19 great-great-nieces and -nephews; special friends, Wyatt and Bell Davis; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ferdinand Patterson.

George proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany. He worked for Eureka Williams for over 15 years and then Davis Cleaning for over 15 years, retiring in 2010.

He was a member of the Godfrey L. Miller Elks Lodge 1776 for over 45 years. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and loved bowling.

Condolences and memories of George may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

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