COAL CITY-Gregory A. Patterson, 65, of Coal City, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Born May 19, 1951 in Joliet, Gregory Allen was a son of Arthur "Pat" and Frances (Wilson) Patterson. He was raised in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School with the class of 1969. On Dec. 19, 1970, Greg married Martha Jane Benson in the Plainfield United Methodist Church. Together they made their home and raised their family in Coal City.
Greg retired from Lyondellbasell in April of 2014, was a member of the Coal City Area Club. In addition to hunting, riding his motorcycle and carpentry, Greg enjoyed taking evening rides to look for deer and feeding his pet squirrels. He will be remembered for always being willing to lend a hand, whether helping a friend build a garage or a deck. He also cherished time spent with his grandsons fishing on the pontoon boat.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Jane; two sons, Gregory Scott (Nicole) Patterson and Patrick Allen (Stacy) Patterson, both of Coal City; three grandsons: Korey Wren and Connor and Hunter Patterson; sister, Patricia Nowman of Crystal Lake; brother, John Patterson of Plainfield and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donna Benson of Diamond, Donna (Gary) Arnold of Wesley Chapel, FL; Ron (Vanessa) Benson of Goose Lake and Jean (Dave) Wilcox of Diamond, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Keith Benson.
Green flameless cremation rites are being accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 East McArdle Rd. in Coal City on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of memorial service at 12 p.m. Reverend Brad Shumaker will officiate.
Inurnment will be private.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Greg's memory to Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity, 105 E. Main St., Suite 202, Morris, IL 60450.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Greg's memorial page by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.
Green flameless cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.