David Patterson
David Patterson

Obituary of David Lewis Patterson

David Lewis Patterson was born in Monroe, Michigan on May 6, 1951.   He was one of four children born from the union of Kenneth Patterson and Ruth (Uckley) Patterson.   David was only 16 years old when his mother passed away and then two years later lost his father.   He attended Monroe Public Schools but being the natural caregiver, he left school after the eleventh grade to care for his younger brother Gary.                                                                                                                         

David married the love of his life, the former, Edna Fay Jennings on July 15, 1974.   They would be blessed with three children of their own.   David was a hard worker and provided for his family through employment at the Ford Motor Company Monroe Stamping Plant.   His career would span thirty-one years as he worked in several capacities from being a wheel room laborer to driving a Hi-Lo.   Dave was a proud member of UAW Local 723.

David was a humble, simple man.   He loved his family dearly and cherished the time he spent with them.   He was very quiet, the strong silent type.   He enjoyed being outdoors and hunting and fishing were both favorite pastimes.   Dave loved to spend time with his bride playing bingo, taking bus trips, and visiting the casino to gamble were all welcomed activities.  They also enjoyed vegging on the couch watching "Days of Our Lives" and "Gunsmoke".  

David Lewis Patterson, age 70, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday; December 21, 2021 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.   His passing was preceded by his parents.

To cherish his memory he leaves his beloved wife of forty-seven years:  Edna Fay Patterson of Monroe; three children:  Jennifer (Dave) Wilson of Petersburg, Jason (Jen) Patterson of Newport, Tammy (Andre) Marshall of Chelsea; one sister:  Joyce Smith of Dundee; two brothers:  Richard Patterson (Richard King) of Grahm, Washington and Gary (Cheryl) Patterson of Houghton Lake, Michigan; eight grandchildren:  Zach, Taylor, Adrian, Hannah, Emma, Avery, Laci, and Kolbie; four great grandchildren:   Landon, Gianna, Jordan, Brooklyn; and one on the way; two nieces:  Tia Smith and Sarah (Jeff) White; one nephew:  Steve (Maddison) Patterson; and numerous cousins.

Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Tuesday; December 28, 2021 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.   A Celebration of His Life will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday; December 29, 2021 also at Merkle’s with Reverend Cindy Semran of First Baptist Church in Monroe officiating.   Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Alzheimers and Dementia Research.   Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.

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Tuesday
28
December

Gathering for David Lewis Patterson

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service North Monroe
2442 North Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185
Wednesday
29
December

Celebration of Life for David Lewis Patterson

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe
2442 North Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185