Doyle Monroe Patterson, age 81, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on April12, 2022.
Doyle was born the son of the late John Lee Patterson and Burma Lou Dickerson Patterson on January 2, 1941. He was a 1959 graduate of Rabun County High School and was named an All-State athlete in football, and was inducted into the Rabun County High School Hall of Fame. In his professional life he worked as a Plant Manager for Burlington Industries in Rabun Gap and Monticello, Arkansas. After retiring from the manufacturing business, he opened Patterson Carpet, in Clayton, and opened and operated it until his retirement. Doyle was a Christian and a member of King Memorial Church. He was an ordained minister, and loved to play the keyboard and sing. He led devotionals and music services for the residents of the nursing home for over fifteen years. He was heavily involved with many organizations in the community. He was an avid golfer who never met a stranger, and who was always laughing and having fun with his friends and family.
In addition to his parents, one brother, Robert Patterson; one sister, Judy Payne, also preceded him in death.
His survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Judy Nichols Patterson, of the home; his daughter, Gina Patterson Turner (Eddie), of Toccoa, Georgia; one brother, Delmo Patterson (Carolyn), of Tiger, Georgia; two sisters, Joyce Reeves, of Asheville, North Carolina, Jane Oliver (Larkin), of Auburn, Georgia; sister-in-law, Sue Patterson, of Clayton, Georgia; two grandchildren, Rachel Holbrooks (Jason), Wade Turner (Trista); five great-grandchildren, Cole Patterson Holbrooks, Wyatt Holbrooks, Bella Holbrooks, Lexie Turner, Archer Turner also survive him.
The family will receive friends on Saturday April 16, 2022 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, Georgia.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday April 16, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of the Beck Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Westbrook officiating.
Committal will follow the service at the Blalock Cemetery in Persimmon, Georgia with Rev. Madison McCrackin officiating.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the The Gideons International Processing Center P.O. Box 97251Washington, DC 20090-7251, or to King Memorial Church 4922 Persimmon Road Clayton, Georgia 30525.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.
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