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Cloyd Gwyn Patterson, 74, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Kokomo. He was born in Lower Creek, North Carolina, on July 22, 1943, to the late Howard and Lillian (Dula) Patterson. Cloyd was married to Sarah Patterson on May 27, 1961, in Gaffney, South Carolina, and she survives.
Cloyd and Sarah moved their family to Kokomo in July 1968, when Cloyd found a job at Chrysler. Cloyd started work as a janitor but quickly moved his way up to a supervisor position and accumulated 37 years of service.
Cloyd was a member of New Hope Full Gospel Church in Kokomo and served there as a deacon. In addition to spending time with his family, he loved spending time in his garden and tending his fruit trees. He was an avid golfer, and belonged to Klub Kokomo Golf Club. Cloyd was also a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Duke Blue Devils.
In addition to his wife, Cloyd is survived by his children, Cloyd W. Patterson, Sarah D. Patterson, Melissa G. Patterson and Rodney G. Patterson; siblings, Dennis (Maggie) Patterson, Shirley Patterson, Jennifer Helton, Rondy (Hope) Patterson, Andrea Solomon, Sharon (Tim) Carr, and Marcella (Nicklaus) Woodgett; grandchildren, Cloyd J., Alexis J., Brianna J., Brice J., Justin D., Jeanessa J., Shawn J., Chondrea J., and Stephen S.; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by three adopted sons, Troy Hall, Greg Darden and Saracco Morland; adopted daughter, Mattie G. Patterson; and his furry daughter, Christie.
In addition to his parents, Cloyd was preceded in death by a brother, Howard L. Patterson; a sister, Lillian Kincaid; and two great-granddaughters.
There will be a public visitation for Cloyd from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. A funeral service for Cloyd will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor Elliott Faison officiating.
Memorial contributions for Cloyd may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or to the victims of the Houston floods.
Published on September 1, 2017
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