Ervin Eugene Patterson

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ervin Eugene Patterson

Sept. 14, 1927 - Oct. 30, 2012

HAYES CENTER, Nebraska -- Ervin Eugene Patterson of Hayes Center passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 85 years old.

Ervin was born on Sept. 14, 1927, at Callaway, Nebraska to parents, Grant O. and Anna Belle (Williams) Patterson. He attended school through the eighth grade. The family eventually moved to the Hayes Center community.

Ervin farmed and raised cattle southeast of Hayes Center until his retirement. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. His hobby was collecting bears and spending time with family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Grant and Anna Patterson; brothers, Kenneth, Floyd, Ralph and Emery Patterson; sisters, Gladys Patterson and May Loy Lloyd; nephews, Alvin Patterson and Warren Patterson; and niece, Lois Bryant.

Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Callander of Hayes Center; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Visitation is today until 8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. Friends may send condolences to the family at

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Hayes Center with Pastor Luke Wolford officiating. Burial will follow at Hayes Center Cemetery.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.