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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch
Tuesday January 11th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch
Tuesday January 11th, 2022

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Graveside Service

Lovelace Baptist Church Cemetery
Wednesday January 12th, 2022

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Harry Irvin "Tank" Patterson, Jr.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Harry Irvin “Tank” Patterson, Jr., 66, of Fall Branch, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, January 7, 2022, after an extended illness. Tank, you will always be in our hearts and we know we will see you again someday in Heaven. We love you.

Harry was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Due to his father’s service in the Navy, the family lived in several locations during his childhood, from Charleston, South Carolina to San Diego, California. But they returned to Fall Branch, Tennessee, where Harry graduated from Daniel Boone High School. He enjoyed his agriculture classes there and was a part of the team that received third place in a national dairy judging competition in Kansas City, Missouri.

Harry enjoyed playing softball and was the catcher for the Oak Glen team. He also enjoyed collecting ball cards, postcards, and old coins. He was active in working with the boy scouts. He worked for Baylor-Nelms Furniture Company until they closed and then went to work for Pierce, Inc. Part of his job there was to design webpages and he designed the original webpage for Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He also designed webpages for local customers.

Harry was a member of Lovelace Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon at one time.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Irvin Patterson, Sr. and Mary Frances Patterson and also by an infant brother.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Patterson; his son, Jeremy Patterson, both of the home; brother, Allen Patterson; uncle, Robert Patterson; and several cousins and in-laws.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Franzus and his staff for their wonderful care over the years. We would also like to thank everyone at Holston Valley Medical Center, Holston Manor, and Amedisys Hospice for their kind and considerate care. God bless you all.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch. A funeral service will follow with Pastor Michael Robinson officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11am on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Lovelace Baptist Church cemetery. Family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Food Pantry at Bethel United Baptist Church, 431 Hilton Hill Road, Kingsport, TN 37663.

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A candle was lit in memory of Harry Patterson

Barb Jan 11 2022 7:44 PM

Carolyn, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will sure be praying for you. I will not be able to make it this week. But I will come visit with you next week. I love you lady, and I will sure have you and Jerremy in my prayers. You know my number, it never changes if I can do anything for you. Love ya!

JEANNIE j GOODMAN Jan 11 2022 4:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Harry Patterson

JEANNIE j GOODMAN Jan 11 2022 4:00 PM

Carolyn, so very sorry to learn that Tank had passed away. My thoughts & prayers for you in the coming days, weeks, & months.

Glenda Wooten Jan 10 2022 7:14 PM

Carolyn/Jeremy, I was saddened to read about Tank's passing. Prayers for comfort and peace in the coming days and weeks.

Debbie Hughrs Jan 10 2022 6:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Harry Patterson

Melissa Gray Jan 10 2022 5:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Harry Patterson

Donline Hensley Jan 10 2022 1:07 PM

Carolyn, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Regina Starnes Jan 10 2022 12:58 PM

Carolyn and Jeremy,
So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy

Gaynelle Vogel Jan 10 2022 11:03 AM

Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about Tank's passing! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers for strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Darlene Edwards Jan 10 2022 8:41 AM

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