Gerald W. “Gerry” Patterson passed from this life on October 5, 2020 at the age of 80. He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas to William Carl and Edyth Katherine (Hart) Patterson. He attended schools in Arlington, Texas and graduated high school in 1959.
Gerry joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and proudly served for 8 ½ years. He credits his military training for his lifetime vocation in the aviation industry. Through the military he obtained his associates degree in aviation.
Gerry married his high school sweetheart, Jean Bird. They were married for 59 years. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; daughter Lisa Herrick of McKinney, Texas; son Buddy Patterson of Berryville, Arkansas; one granddaughter and two grandsons.
Per Gerry’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. Remembrances may be made by donating to Good Shepard Humane Society, 6486 Hwy 62 E, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Cremations arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.