Byron “Buck” Patterson, 75, of Screven died Wednesday, November 9, 2022. The Wayne County native was of the Baptist faith. The U.S. Army Veteran was a retired ITT Rayonier employee and liked to plant a garden. As a hobby, he loved to work on lawnmowers for his friends. Playing solitaire on the computer also occupied his time. Ford trucks and his 1976 Harley Davidson motorcycle were his choices of transportation. His parents, Herman and Rudeen Patterson preceded him in death along with a sister, Gail Arnold and a half-sister, Sybil Strickland; a great granddaughter, Averlee Kate Gill.
Survivors are his wife of 54 years, Ann Bass Patterson of Screven; two daughters, Kimberly (Chad) Scott of Jesup and Amber (Bryan) Gill of Screven; 5 grandsons, Jordan (Amber Jackson) Sullivan, Andy (Morgan Harrill) Sullivan, Avery (Dusti) Gill, Colby (Meagan) Gill, Bryce (Hannah Rish) Gill; and several great grandchildren; half- sister, Yvonne Butler of Belleview, Florida.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Rinehart and Son Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Greenlee officiating. Interment followed in the O’Quinn Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family Jordan, Andy, and Mark Sullivan, Avery, Colby and Bryce Gill. Honorary pallbearers were his fellow retired Rayonier employees.
The family received friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd, Jesup, GA. 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.