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Donald Patterson

Donald Lynn Patterson, better known as Donnie, was born into this world on September 21, 1956 in Lafayette, Tennessee to the late Bernard Patterson and Dorothy Yokley Patterson. On Monday, July 31, 2023, Donnie was carried by the angels to his Heavenly Home at the age of sixty-six years, ten months, and ten days.

Along with his parents, Donnie was also preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Patterson, Joyce Lyons, and Gloria Faye Meador; and brother, Arthur Patterson. Donnie was saved on August 6, 1970, and told the good news two days later on August 8th. He joined Akersville Missionary Baptist Church on August 23rd of that same year.

Donnie was united in marriage on July 15, 1977, to his best friend, Debbie Whittemore. They were blessed with two sons and forty-six years of marriage. Donnie was employed at T.W. Frierson as a supervisor. He retired in February of 2022 after forty-one years of dedicated service. Donnie’s favorite past time was fishing and cooking for family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Mr. Donald Patterson is survived by; Wife, Debbie Patterson; Sons, Shannon Patterson and wife, Kristen, and Colby Patterson and wife, Cheray; Grandchildren, Hunter Patterson, Hayden Patterson, Hudson Patterson, Maysi Patterson, and Makensi Patterson; and Sister, Linda Jenkins and husband, Noel.

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Patterson were conducted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from The Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Greg West and Elder Daniel Tinsley officiating. Interment followed in The Macon County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jackie Yokley, Jeremy Yokley, Kent Jenkins, Gary Keene, Jeff Blackwell, and Keith Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Brent Jenkins, Doug Cook, Jerry Yokley, Jesse Yokley, Todd Burgess, and Tony Pare.

Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements. 615-666-2189 or