Obituary for Gary L. “Jeep” Patterson

Written by on January 13, 2023

Gary L. “Jeep” Patterson age 72 of Upper Sandusky, died on Jan. 10, 2023 at the Ohio State Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. He was born on July 13, 1950 to the late Roscoe and Berdine (Weaver) Patterson. In 1989 he married Bev Van Horn Larick. He is survived by a step-daughter Melissa Larick of Marion, sisters Susan (Ed) Haymaker, AZ, Kate (Mark) Garn, Carey and a brother Mike (Dawn) Patterson, Carey, nephews Jordan, Kevin, Mathew, Austin, a niece Lexi, great nieces Wren and Hallie. He is preceded in death by step-fathers Andy Devine and Ray Cramner.

Gary graduated from Carey High School in 1968. During his high school years he worked at his Dad’s Marathon station and for two summers drove Jacob’s ice cream truck in Upper Sandusky and Marion. He served in the United States Navy from 1969-1972 serving two tours in Vietnam. After the Navy he worked for Walton Grain, Ohio Dynamite, sold grain bins for WYCO Industry, for 22 years he worked at Wyandot Tractor John Deere Dealership, and managed the 23 Tire division. He drove a semi for the former Tandem Transport, Vanlue. He retired in 2013.

After retirement he spent time at his trailer in Marblehead and Middle Bass Island and did a lot of fishing trips. He loved watching Ohio State Buckeyes and NASCAR Racing. His hobbies were gardening, canning pickles and sauerkraut, deer hunting and taking his Austin Healey to our local car show. Jeep went to FL several winters with his brother-in-law Luke, as he had property in Port Charlotte. He loved Blue Grass music and played the spoons, he attended several Blue Grass concerts. Jeep had the opportunity to go on three cruises with the blue grass crowd. He enjoyed fish fries at their home and at the lake. Jeep always had a great time socializing with many of his friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday January 15, 2023 from 1pm-4pm at Bringman Clark Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky with full Military Rites. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors or St. Jude’s Hospital in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home 226 E. Wyandot Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351. Visit to view the Life Tribute DVD, extend a condolence or share a memory.

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