Anthony Patterson, age 65, of Columbus, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Hospice of Central Ohio located in the O.S.U. Wexner Medical Center. He was born in Blue Field, WV on March 16, 1954 to the late Vernal Reon and James W. Patterson Sr. He spent time living in New York, Connecticut, Indiana, and Illinois before settling in Ohio. He was employed as a security guard for over 20 years. He enjoyed working with his hands and utilized his craftsmanship skills hanging drywall in the home construction and remodeling industry. In his spare time, he enjoyed shopping at thrift stores, eating at his favorite restaurants and adding to his toy collection. He was a movie buff who particularly enjoyed syfy, horror, and super hero genres. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family who describe him as a genuine, honest, hard-working man and an amazing grandfather.
Preceded in death by his father, James W. Patterson Sr.; mother, Vernal Reon “Johnson” Patterson; and sister, Bonnie Patterson. Survived by his loving partner of over 30 years, Joyce Gibson; brother, James “Rocky” Patterson; sister-in-law, Pauline Patterson; step-daughter, Rita Gibson; step-sons, Ronald Gibson and Robert Gibson ; grandchildren; nieces; nephews; loving relatives and friends. A Memorial Gathering will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 10 am-12 pm at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214.