John Alfred “Butch” Patterson


John Alfred Patterson, Jr. “Butch”, age 62. Sunrise March 18, 1950 and Sunset October 21, 2012. John was a Political Science Graduate of Central State University, worked many years as a State Lobbyist and OHA and was a member of the Ohio Black Caucus. He was preceded in death by his father John A. Patterson, Sr., and stepfather Attorney Robert Renshaw. Left to cherish his memory, mother Veda Renshaw, daughters Aida J. Patterson and Erin Patterson, brothers Tony (Levee) Patterson and Michael Patterson, sisters Ester (Fred) Patterson, Evelyn Borden and Josunde (Joe) Collins and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. Carolyn "Susie" Duncan

    We are so sorry for your loss of Butch and send our words of sympathy that they might let you know that we care and feel your sorrow. We hope that you can recall the happier times past and hold on to good memories of and with Butch. He is with you still, but not in his earthly person. Peace, Prayers and Blessings to the family.

  2. To John's family and friends,

    I had the opportunity to get to know John when I was as an aide to Senator Grace Drake and then a fellow lobbyist. He was a true gentleman and always had a funny story to tell. He was a good man whom I could tell loved hus family very much. I was very sorry to hear of his passing, but grateful that I knew him. May God bless him and all of you.

    Marla Bump

  3. The Stephens Family is deeply saddened at the loss of your Precious Butch.May God be your comfort in this time of sorrow.Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  4. David & Joyce Kelman


    We were saddened to hear about John and we extend our sympathy to you and your family. Even though we are unable to be with you today (Sunday) our thoughts will be.


    David and Joyce

  5. Dear Veda and family, It is with a heavy heart that I write this condolence. Butch left here too soon and I know that you will miss him terribly. The most important thing is that he lived a event filled life and offered a great deal to his community, his country and most importantly to his God and family. I know that he is in an amazing place filled with love and joy. He will always be with us in spirit. I have fond memories of him growing up in Springfield. Veda you are a wonderful person who did a wonderful job as a mother and grandmother. Your tremendous spirit is to be admired. Thank you so much for staying in touch. Although I could not be with you Sunday, my prayers are with you and the family. Very Sincerely, Emily Lucas

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