Fred Lee Patterson of Clay, WV, entered into the rest of our Lord Jesus Christ on January 5, 2020 after an extended illness. Fred was born in Widen, WV, to the late Claude Henry Patterson and Maggie Marie Rader Jarvis.

Fred served in the Air Force from 9/19/1951 to 10/18/1955, and was a Korean War veteran. He was an active member of the local VFW #4419.

Fred was employed by the Clay County Board of Education from 1970 to 1989 as a school bus driver. He was ordained as a minister in 1983 and became pastor of Groves Creek Community Church for many years.

Fred is preceded in death by his wife Anna Patterson; sons, John, Rodney, Rick, and Randy; daughter Cheryl; Ray; Ralph; Otto Jr.; grandson Timothy; and granddaughter Haley Jane. Fred is survived by his sons; David of Clay, Michael of Frametown, James of Millington Tenn., Jeffrey of Alexandria Ark., Steve of Columbus, OH; daughters, Diana of Salem, WV, Sandra of Dobson, NC, Edna of Bomont WV, Debbie of Clay and Joyce of Suisun, CA; brother Roy of Sutton, WV; sisters, Icie and Matilda of Clay; 33 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Fred were held January 10, 2020 at 12 p.m. at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home in Clay. Burial followed at the Patterson-Taylor Cemetery, Groves Creek.  Viewing was be held January 9, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  at the Wilson-Smith Funeral Home Clay, WV.

Online condolences may be sent the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.  Wilson-Smith in honored to be serving the Patterson family.