James, “Bo” Patterson, 74, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, November 26, 2016 Jackson/Madison County General Hospital. Born October 20, 1942 in Dyersburg, TN he was the son of the late Alton and Myrtle Lou Patterson. Bo Patterson could be easily recognized by everyone in Dyersburg and the surrounding area sitting in his pickup truck wearing a big smile and a heaping load of produce for sale in the back. Watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes were his stock in trade. Bo’s greatest commodity was not for sale: his genuine warmth for his fellow men and women and his big contagious smile. Bo Patterson never met a stranger. A watermelon would cost you a couple of dollars and 45 minutes of good conversation.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Brother Mac Daniels. A private interment service will be conducted at Highland Cemetery in Greenfield, TN.
The family will receive friends for a period of visitation from 5-8 pm, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home.
He is survived by his daughter Gina Patterson; four grandchildren: Kyle Thurmond and Craig Thurmond of Dyersburg, TN, Jerrica Patterson of Springfield, MO, and Chelsea Patterson of Finley, TN; two great-grandchildren: Terry Crichfield, Jr. of Halls, TN, and Lilyana Delosh of Finley, TN. In addition he is survived by his companion Brenda Stanfill and her son Phillip Barker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James “Bubba” Patterson and one brother, Jerry Wayne Patterson.
Arrangements entrusted to Curry Funeral Home, 1984 St. John Avenue, Dyersburg, TN 38024. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.curryfuneral.com.