Obituary of Thomas Eldon Patterson, 1994:
Thomas Eldon Patterson, 51, of Oliver Springs died Saturday in Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mr. Patterson was a retired carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Nickey Patterson, a brother, Eddie Patterson; and two sisters, Darlis Patterson and Jackie Thomason.
Survivors include his mother, Reba Patterson of Oliver Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Pam Patterson of Oliver Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Roy Mulky of Oliver Springs; sisters, Wanda Coffee of Oak Ridge; Opal Sloan of Harriman and Ruth Estep of Cincinnati, OH; brothers, Pat Patterson and Davie Patterson, both of Oliver Springs and Johnny Patterson of Oak Ridge; and three grandchildren, Amber Patterson, Derrick Mulky and Amanda Mulky.
Funeral service was conducted Monday in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve McDonald officiating. Graveside service and burial was Tuesday in Mineral Springs Cemetery, Oliver Springs.
Clinton Courier News, 9 November 1994
[Courtesy of Renee Scarbrough]