Thornton, WV – John Allen Patterson, 43, of Thornton, WV, passed away December 27, 2013.

He was born July 8, 1970 in Gassaway, a son of Fred Patterson of Clay and the late Betty Hamrick Patterson and stepmother Anna Patterson.

John was a truck driver for Otet Trucking Co. of Fairmont. He was a loving husband and father.

In addition to his father and stepmother Anna Patterson, he is also survived by his wife of 21 years, Virgie Smith Patterson; daughter, Heather Gittman and husband, William of Thornton; son, Jesse Patterson of Thornton; stepparents, Joe and Julie Rose of Richwood; siblings, Cheryl Parks of Frametown, David Patterson of Frametown, Michael Patterson and wife, Brenda of Frametown, Diana Taylor of Frametown, Sandra Teapole of Harrisville, Rodney Patterson of Frametown and Edna Patterson Belt and husband, Robert of Bomont, stepsister Joyce Taylor Montgomery, Stephanie Runnion, Crystal Canfield, Beth Stutler, stepbrothers James Taylor, Randall Taylor, Jeffrey Taylor and Stephen Rucker.

John was preceded in death by his mother Betty Hamrick Patterson Jarvis Rose and stepbrother Richard Taylor.

Service was 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor C.T. Matthews officiating. Burial was in the Hamrick Cemetery, Swandale. Friends called two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be extended to the family at Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.