Russell O. Patterson, 91, of Greenfield, passed away Friday Jan. 17, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on Feb. 1, 1922, in Indianapolis, the son of the late Gerney M. and Mary C. (Burns) Patterson.
Russell was a graduate of Southport High School, and work at a machinist all his life, working for Lucas Harold – Naval Avionics 14 years, International Harvester two years and Euclid Machine for 24 years. Russell made Greenfield his home for over 50 years. He was a member of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of Scottish Rites of Indianapolis and a member of the Hancock Masonic Lodge # 101 in Greenfield.
Surviving relatives include, son, Eugene (Phyllis) Patterson of Greenfield; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Loretta Arens, Vera Thompson, Mamie Matkins, all of Indianapolis; brother, Donnie Patterson of Indianapolis.
Russell is preceded in death by his wife, Betty May (Doberstein) Patterson; daughter, LaVon Campbell; parents; brother, August Patterson; sister, Hattie Prosser; brother, Marlin Patterson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, at the Stillinger Family Funeral Home Pasco Chapel 1780 West Main Street Greenfield, IN 46140 with Masonic Rites at 12:45 p.m. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Russell to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209 or the American Cancer Society 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com