Chuck Patterson, a 79-year-old resident of Trenton, Missouri, passed away 5:05 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Missouri.
The body was cremated. A celebration of life is to be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at Red Barn Event Center, 200 Iowa Boulevard, in Trenton, Missouri. A reception will follow.
Charles Rex Patterson was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Osceola to Gerald and Mildred (Mongar) Patterson. He was raised in Osceola and graduated high school there.
On Aug. 28, 1960, he was united in marriage to Linda Lutz in Osceola. After their marriage, they lived in Maryville, Missouri, and Savannah, Missouri, before settling in Trenton, Missouri, in 1970. Chuck worked for Trenton Trust Bank and Home Exchange Bank before starting his own business, Global Instruments. In his 30-plus years of manufacturing, he received numerous U.S. and worldwide patents on a pest control device, along with several trademarks including Riddex and Pestacator.
Chuck was an active member of the Pony of the Americas Club (POA) for more than 25 years, raising and showing many champions throughout the years. Chuck, along with his wife, were recently inducted into the POA Hall of Fame. Chuck enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and following them to various events.
Surviving relatives include his daughters, Michelle Derry and her husband Paul, Melissa Purkapile and her husband Don, both of Trenton, Missouri, and three granddaughters Lindsey Derry of Parkville, Missouri, Haley Purkapile of Pilot Point, Texas, and Megan Derry of St. Joseph, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister Marilyn Siefkas.
Memorial donations are suggested to Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation or Park University Softball Program, and may be left with or mailed to Whitaker Eads Funeral Home, 813 Custer St., Trenton, MO 64683.