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Johnny Earl Patterson, age 79

Johnny Earl Patterson, 79, of Jacksonville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. He was born on August 12, 1942 in Pottsville, Arkansas to the late Lester Patterson and Ava Satterfield Johnson.

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents Lester Patterson and Ava Johnson; wife Shirley Patterson; sister Doratha Holmes; and sister Thelma Caviness.

Johnny leaves behind his children Denise (Peter) Richmond and Jimmy (Tanya) Patterson; step-sons Calvin Turner and David Turner; step-daughters Mary Emory and Edna Turner; grandchildren Joshua Patterson and Bailey Patterson; sisters Neva Joann Lovelady and Sylvia Dean Russo; brothers Gary Wayne Patterson and Herman Patterson; and many more friends and extended family members too numerous to name.

Visitation Friday, June 17 at 6:00pm with Funeral Service to follow at 7:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.

To view a tribute slideshow of Johnny, please follow the link provided below.


  • Jennie Wilson Posted June 16, 2022 10:00 PM

    Sorry for your loss

  • Joana Posted June 17, 2022 5:03 AM

    Johnny was such a sweet funny man.,keeping you all in my prayers.

  • Lisa Faulkner Posted June 17, 2022 9:09 AM

    I’m so sorry for the loss of a great man. May God rest his soul. My prayers for the family.

  • Kathy Farler Posted June 17, 2022 10:18 AM

    Denise, You and your family are in our prayers. Hug and lots of love. From Kathy and Mike Farler and the crew at Fleabitten flea market.

  • Portia Davis Posted June 17, 2022 11:02 AM

    Sorry to hear about Johnny, didn’t know he was having health issue. He was always fun to talk to .
    Our prayers are with the family. Johnny Holmes and Portia Davis

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