In Memoriam

September 21, 1944 - April 2, 2020

Bro. Dave Patterson

Bro. Dave was saved in 1975 and was ordained as a Deacon in February 1982.  He has been a Deacon with four churches including Calvary.  Bro. Dave has been married to his wife Gerry since June of 1974 and they have three children, Suzanne, Roxane, and Sean.  They also have five grandchildren, Tabi, Michael, Mary, Gracie, and Dakota.

Bro. Dave received the Gottshcalk Award from the Forest Products Society (their highest award), achieved Professor Emeritus standing after retirement, and has 92 current publications.   He has been preaching as pulpit supply for thirty years at approximately fifty churches.  He has been a BBA Brotherhood Director for twenty-two years, vice moderator three times, and moderator three times.  He has served on the ABSC Executive Board for six years and has yellow cap, blue cap, and white cap for Disaster Relief.

His favorite Bible Verse is Philippians 4:4 which reads, "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!"

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September 21, 1944 - April 2, 2020

David Walter Patterson, age 75 of Monticello, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born on September 21, 1944, in Franklin, PA, to the late Frank and Alice White Patterson.

David was a Rocky Grove High School graduate. He went on to graduate from Penn State University with a forestry degree. He joined the Navy and served as a combat rescue pilot in Vietnam. After his service in the Navy he received a Master's degree in Wood utilization from Colorado State University. His PHD came from Texas A & M University with a degree in Wood Utilization and Mechanical Engineering. He was a professor at West Virginia University for 14 years and a professor of Wood Science at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he retired in 2010. David was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a deer triple trophy winner for 7 years. He was an active church member at Calvary Baptist Church of Monticello where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Karon Shea; and his brother, Frank Lee Patterson.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine "Gerry" Patterson of Monticello, who he married June 24, 1974; two daughters, Suzanne Hunter (Joey) of Fordyce, AR, and Roxane Gast (Anthony) of Colorado Springs, CO; a son, Sean Patterson (Leanne) of Warren, AR; a sister Patsy Miller (Paul) of Utica; a brother, Larry Patterson (Barbara) of Groveland, FL; 2 grandsons Michael Gast and Dakota Gast, of Colorado Springs, CO; 3 granddaughters Tabatha Gast, Mary Gast, and Grace Gast all of Colorado Springs, CO; 3 grand dogs, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be a Memorial Service later this year for Bro. Dave.  Be on the lookout for a date in the Church Announcements.