Arvil Patterson 

New River TN

Passed away peacefully under hospice care.

Arvil served 30 years working for the state of Tennessee from where he retired.  His long career and retirement from the state were among his proudest accomplishments. Arivl loved the outdoors and spent a great deal of time during his younger days roaming the trails of New River.  He could frequently be seen with his ‘medicine’ in hand, yes even when driving 4-wheelers. Arivl fiercely loved his son, Wayne (Red Dog), and was devastated by his loss a few short months ago.  Their connection was special and was one that both treasured dearly. Special thanks to Diveriscare of Oak Ridge for giving such wonderful care to Arvil in his final months of life, and to Covenant Hospice working alongside Diveriscare in Arvil’s final weeks

Preceded in death by Parents Bill and Dellah Patterson, Son: Arvil Duwayne Patterson, Daughter: Misty Montgomery, Brothers Harvey, Granville, and Johnny Patterson, Sisters: Masil, Mable Cooper, and Bonnie Kennedy

Surviving Family:  Daughter-In-Law Savannah Patterson of New River

Sister Mary (Allan) Caylor of Dalton Georgia

Daisie (Howard) Turner of Ringold Georgia

Daughter Tammie Reason of Georgia

Brother CL Patterson

Host of nieces and nephews

Special friends:

Allen and Rhonda Loope of Laurel Grove

Edd Bunch of New River

Mike Gipson and old work friend 


November 17, 2023
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hatmaker Funeral Home
503 S. Main Street
Lake City


November 17, 2023
12:00 PM
Hatmaker Funeral Home

November 17, 2023
Bill Patterson Cemetery, New River, Tennessee

Hatmaker Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of all arrangements.