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Hurley Eugene Patterson, 70, was born November 13, 1946 in Bessemer City, North Carolina to the late Richard Arthur Patterson, Sr. and Roberta Henry Patterson.  Hurley made his spiritual transition from this life to eternal life with God on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, North Carolina.

Hurley grew up in Bessemer City and attended Lincoln Academy in Gaston County, North Carolina before moving to Gastonia and meeting his wife of forty-eight years Shirley Brown Patterson.  Hurley worked for Warner & Swassy for a number of years before landing a job with Standard Distributor.  He remained at Standard for over twenty years before retiring in 2015.  Hurley will always be remembered by his co-workers, family and friends for his big smile and room feeling laughter.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley B. Patterson; sister, Ruby Patterson Tate and brother, William Patterson.

He leaves to cherish his memories a loving sister, Mary Patterson Davis of Philadelphia, PA; two brothers, Richard Patterson, Jr. and James Patterson both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Ruby Brown of Gastonia, N.C. and Karen Brown of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers-in-law, Don Brown and Roy Brown both of Gastonia, N.C.; nieces, Rita T. Youngblood of Las Vegas, NV, Gail Davis of Philadelphia, PA and Gloria Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; nephews, Harrison Tate and Dennis Tate of Cherryville, N.C., Jeronal Davis of North Dakota and Morris Tate of Gastonia, N.C.; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangement 

Costner Funeral Home Chapel

Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends for thirty minutes prior to service
(1:30 P.M. until 2:00 p.m.)

Armstrong Cemetery
Gastonia, N.C.
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  • Sunday, September 17, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
    I'm very sorry for your loss. Death is difficult to have to deal with, even Jesus wept when his friend Lazarus died and he later resurrected him. By this Jesus showed us what he will do on a larger scale in the future for all our dead love ones. (John 5:28,29)
    ~ Lisa L
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
    To the Family of Hurley Patterson. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, Hurley. May the God of comfort heal your heart. The passing of someone you love can be a very hard thing to deal with. I hope you can find comfort in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at John 5:28&29. Sincerely, Kristy R
    ~ Kristy R   Reno
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    So sad to see you and shirley go, they were such good people as i recall braiding their hair when i was a young girl, i pray you both are resting together love them! so sorry.
    ~ Jackie Burris Owens   Anaheim, CA
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    We deeply feel for your loss. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez