Obituaries – 6/4/19

Published 7:29 am Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Joseph Patterson

Dec. 8, 1943 – May 31, 2019

Joseph Wayne Patterson, 75, of Ironton passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. The Ironton native was born Dec. 8, 1943, a son to the late Robert and Catherine (Porter) Patterson. Joseph is survived by his wife of 53 years, Donna (Smith) Patterson.

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Joseph was a 1961 graduate of Dawson Bryant High School. He went on to serve in the United States Army. He later worked as a rigger for AK Steel where he retired after 32 years of service. Joseph was a member of Zoar Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by a son, Brian (Stacey) Patterson of Ironton; a daughter, Tracy L. Bradshaw of Jefferson City, Tennessee; three granddaughters, Meghan (Shane) Williams of South Point, Cassie (Joe) Meyers of Ironton and Paige Brown of Coal Grove; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by a brother, George Patterson; and a sister, Linda (Patterson) Pemberton.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Jim Beals officiating. Military graveside rites will be provided by VFW Post #8850.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Zoar Baptist Church, 108 Township Road 385, Coal Grove, OH 45638.

Condolences may be made online to the Patterson family by visiting