James W. Patterson, 81, of Columbus, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.
He was born Aug/20, 1935, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine to H.R. Robert and Faith Offenbacher Patterson.
A member of Jersey Baptist Church, New Albany, James loved his Lord and was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
He was an amateur radio operator and was active in various aspects of that hobby. He was a past president of the Ohio State Marching Band Alumni Club and was active in the OSU Alumni Band. He retired from Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company as a regional claims coordinator in 1997 and from the Ohio Air National Guard in 1985.
He was active in prison ministry and bible studies at the Licking County Justice Center in Newark.
He leaves behind his wife, Ruth; son, Sean; sister, Peggy; grandson, Alexander; and daughter-in-law, Kim.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bill Glass Behind the Walls, 1101 S. Cedar Ridge Drive, Duncanville, Texas 75137.
Calling is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Newcomer Funeral Home, NE Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, prior to the 1:30 funeral service. Pastor John Hays officiates.
Interment follows at Blendon Central Cemetery, Westerville.