David Charles Patterson
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
David 'Dave' Charles Patterson of Nashville, TN passed away on Nov. 19 at the age of 64. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara Gibbs Patterson; beloved son, Will Patterson; sister, Patrice (Stevan) Steinhart; niece, Whitney (Scott) Newlin; brother-in-law Hal (Laurie) Gibbs, all of Nashville, TN. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lillyan Blair Patterson & his father, Maj. H. H. Patterson (US Army).
A retired senior safety consultant/manager, he was a graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN, earned a BS degree from Belmont University, an MS degree from MTSU and was a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He was a professional member of the Middle TN Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, served as its president and was selected as its Safety Professional of the Year.
An avid runner, he qualified and ran the Boston Marathon and also ran the Strolling Jim 40 Mile Ultra-Marathon. Dave won his age group in the TN + Ironman Triathlon Championships twice. A Celebration of Life was held at West Harpeth Funeral Home Nov. 24. In lieu of flowers, Dave would like for you to plant flowers or hang a bird feeder in your own yard to enjoy.