James Steven Patterson
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James Steven Patterson
  • September 15, 1957 - December 12, 2017
  • Jackson, Tennessee

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James Steven "Steve" Patterson, age 60 of Jackson, passed away on December 12, 2017.

He was born on September 15, 1957 in Jackson, MS, to Barbara Patterson Smith and the late James Patrick Patterson. After leaving MS, he made his home in San Antonio, TX, where he was a successful businessman who traveled the world. He ended up in Jackson, TN, where he worked for and retired from the Milan Arsenal. Steve was dedicated to his work, but more so to his family. He was a very intelligent man, and was known to know "a little bit about everything". His interests varied so much that he loved everything from woodworking to being a board member of Ballet Arts, and he was also very politically active.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Elam Patterson of Jackson; step-father Henry Smith of Columbia; son David Patterson and wife Rachel of Medina; son Eric Patterson of Collierville; daughter Lauren Patterson Davis of Jackson; grandchildren Naomi Eve, Alex, Reese, and Gabe.

Funeral services for Steve will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2pm at George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel with burial following at Ridgecrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12-2pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in his memory to Ballet Arts Jackson at www.balletartsjackson.org