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Harold Wayne Patterson

July 02, 1927 - April 08, 2021

Harold Wayne Patterson, 93, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born July 2, 1927, in Shelby County, the son of Raymond and Birdie (Baker) Patterson. On July 3, 1948, he married his wife of 72 years, Jo Anna Magee, and she preceded him in death on January 20, 2021.

Harold is survived by his daughters, Pam Burgette and husband, Jere, of Bradenton, Florida, and Teresa Waltz and husband, Phil, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Andrea Orofino and husband, Kevin, Derek Burgette and wife, Angie, Blake Burgette and wife, Heather, Staci Carmony and husband, Todd, and Craig Waltz and wife, Desiree; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to Jo Anna, Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth Patterson.

Harold graduated in 1945 from Flat Rock High School.

He served in the US Army Air Corp and was stationed in the Philippines.

Harold was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He had worked at Arvin in Columbus, General Electric and Wellman, as a tool and die maker, retiring in 1989.

After retirement, Harold and Jo Anna enjoyed spending a few winters in Florida.

He loved his family.

Private graveside services will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, with Rev. Colin Cress officiating.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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