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Craig E. Patterson

Posted 2018-07-09 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on July 8, 2018 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Craig E. Patterson, 76, of Lake Havasu City, passed away June 30,

Craig was born Aug. 15, 1941 in Logan, Ohio to William and Grace
Patterson. He served in the Army National Guard for 21 years, while
also working at Diamond Power / Babcock Wilcox as a supervisor.
Craig married his beloved wife, Terry Sue McCray, in July 1986 on the
golf course in Hide Away Hills, Ohio.

Craigs adventure through life was filled with happy times and
wonderful people. He loved golfing, camping and traveling. He enjoyed
collecting and supporting the arts and was involved in promoting and
critiquing Terrys works. His hobbies included photography, collecting
coins and steins.

Every fall, Craig would be glued to the TV shouting, Go Bucks! as he
watched his favorite team. Craig loved the gardens and pond of his
Hide Away Hills home, but was in awe of the beauty of Arizona. Every
morning would start with What a beautiful day! as he sat outside with
his coffee and dogs, watching the sun rise over the mountains.
No one was a stranger to Craig. He was a loving man who was loyal and
kind to those he met.

He would always give a helping hand and was happy to sit and talk
while having a beer or two. He always enjoyed the stories of his
friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Craig was a member of the Moose. He was the President Hide Away Hills
Mens Golf League.

He was also a Little League coach in Logan, Ohio.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents, William and Grace
Patterson, and siblings Bill Patterson and Marylin McWilliams.
Craig is survived by his wife Terry McCray, daughters Ginny (Kevin)
Blyth, Stacie (Nick) Vecchiarelli, Leah (Brian) Flanagan and
grandchildren Aydin, Ethan, Emma, Nicolas, Dalton and Chelsey.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Send
thoughts and condolences to the family at www.lietz- Send a free card at

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