Ronnie J. Patterson

Ronnie J. Patterson, 66, of Shelbyville, formerly of Liberty died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

 Born on March 17, 1946, in Knox County, Ky., he was the son of Joe and Nannie (Evans) Patterson. He married Juanita Stephen on June 29, 1991, and she survives.

 Other survivors include his sons, Gerald (Cathy) Patterson and Ronnie Patterson Jr., both of Liberty; stepchildren, Tina, Randy, Bruce and Ken; brothers, Ray (Elaine) Patterson, Gary (Sandy) Patterson and Randall Patterson, all of Liberty; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of friends will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2012, at Bethel Baptist Church, 1610 S. State St. in Greenfield. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday at the church, with Pastor Randall Parker and Assistant Pastor Conrad Westbrook officiating.

Services are entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and online condolences may be shared at

 Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278 or Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201.