Jim Patterson

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    Jim Patterson, 67, of Beardstown passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at his home.
    He was born Feb. 16, 1953, in Beardstown, the son of Robert E. “Pat” and Phyllis M. Schone Patterson. He married Gwen “Tina” McCombs on July 28, 1999, in Quincy and she survives.
    He is also survived by one daughter, Jamie (Bobby) Maltby of Beardstown; stepsons, Michael (Sarah) McCombs of Jacksonville, NC, and  Herbie McCombs of Rushville; four grandchildren, Gracen Maltby, Aubrey McCombs, Madison McCombs and Carter McCombs; one brother, Gail (Kay) Patterson of Beardstown; three  sisters, Mary (Tom) Hughes of Dawson, Janet (Steve) Genseal of Chillicothe and  Barbie (Jim) Vieira of League City, TX; uncle, Daun (Barb) Schone of Riverton and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
    A lifelong resident of Beardstown, Jim was a 1971 graduate of Beardstown High School. He was employed by Oscar Mayer in Beardstown and retired from JBS in 2015 after decades of service. Jim loved hunting, mushrooming and spending time on the Illinois River. He was an amazing storyteller and he will be missed by many.
    Cremation has been accorded. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sagerfuneralhome.com. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of the arrangements.