Roll of Honor

Joseph M. Patterson

Joseph M. Patterson

  • Firefighter/EMT
  • Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District
  • Ohio
  • Age: 33
  • Year of Death: 2018

Joseph “Joe” Patterson, with 14 dedicated years to the fire service, answered his last call on June 24, 2018, while on duty with Paint Creek Joint Fire/EMS.

Born on November 18, 1984, he was a loving husband, father, and son, devoted to his family. Joe is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and children, Ashleigh, Rebeccah, and Adam. Joe had a passion for teaching and mentoring his fellow brothers and sisters in the fire service. He had just received his certifications for Fire/EMS Instructor. His smile, outgoing personality, and fun-loving antics are missed by all who had the honor of knowing Joe. His memory will continue to live on in the many lives he touched.

Joe was nominated Firefighter of the Year in 2005, at age 20. In an interview with the local newspaper, he was asked why he would risk so much for a job. His reply was simply, “Why not? When you take a job like this, in the back of your mind, bad and good things are going to happen. I just think, if I don’t help, who will?”

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Memorial Wall

  1. Thoughts and prayers to all that knew and loved Joe!

    – Bevala Manning
  2. We all miss you mumbles! Sent Bob up to keep you company!! Till we see each other again!!

    – Branden Jackman
  3. JOE,
    WE MISS YOU AND THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR SMILE. WE’RE SO PROUD OF YOU AND HOW YOU LIVED YOUR LIFE. YOU DEVOTED SO MUCH TIME HELPING YOUR COMMUNITY. YOU WERE ALWAYS LEARNING SO YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO DO MORE. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN SO MANY LIVES AND YOUR MEMORY WILL LIVE ON.
    LOVE YOU, MOM & DAD

    – Mike & Holly Patterson
  4. You are loved and missed everyday. I am thankful for the years that we had together and the wonderful memories we made. Not a day goes by that you aren’t thought of.
    Love,
    Jennifer, Ashleigh, Rebeccah, and Adam

    – Jennifer Patterson
  5. Miss you so much Joe. We will never forget you.

    – Tyler Wessel
  6. Joe you are missed beyond measure. You’re smile and compassion will always live on in your memory but I’ll always remember the silliness and the jokester the most. Miss you Brother.

    – Stephanie
  7. Miss ya mumbles!!! There has been many times that we sit around the table telling stories about you!!! Miss ya buddy!!!! I can only imagine the shenanigans you and Pa are having in heaven!!! Gone but definitely not forgotten!!!!

    – Justin Allen
  8. Miss you buddy! Wish you could see where I’m at now.

    – Robb Mcmahon
  9. Miss seeing your face on runs joe.. Catching up on your latest garage project. Or just the middle of the night wise guy jokes that were surely a highlight..
    Missed beyond words-

    – Nicole Long
  10. I think about you often. I’m really proud of the way you lived your life pursuing your passion to help others. I truly miss your sense of humor and seeing you at family gatherings.

    – Marvin Zeisler
  11. Not a day goes by that you’re not thought of and missed like crazy. I hope you know the how big of an impact you made on my mom, Rebeccah, Adam and I’s life. You were the best father to us when you never even had to be. Having nothing but positive and funny memories is what has gotten all of us through all of this. We all love you and miss you so much, Joe.

    – Ashleigh Halfhill
  12. Joey,
    There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. You achieved more accomplishments in your short time here with us than many could ever dream of. You showed us all how to enjoy life. Thankful for the all the memories we made and the life lessons you taught me. Life isn’t the same without you. You will forever be missed! We love you!

    Julie, Ryan & the girls

    – Julie Patterson
  13. Sure miss you Joe. A friend to all and a great person indeed.

    – Ryan Ault
  14. Joe, miss talkin to you and getting all those crazy memes And videos you’d always send. Miss ya buddy

    – Rob Calderwood
  15. I had the pleasure of working with joe for a while on the department. He was an amazing guy. Always could count on him for a good laugh. Had a heart bigger than most. When it came to the job he was all business. This world definitely lost a great guy.

    – Matt Chaffin
  16. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you. You were an amazing friend. Keep watching over us! We love you…

    – Liz Grooms
  17. Joey your crazy sense of humor will never be forgotten we miss you and will never forget you nephew love you always!

    – Ronald Zeisler
  18. Miss ya bud!

    – Chad Hafner
  19. Joey…. man we miss you! Miss hearing about all your shenanigans, all the jokes you would play on people, and just miss seeing you. It’s not the same. I’m truly proud to say you were my cousin and like another brother to me. You were a great person to everyone, even to a stranger. The impact you had on this community is overwhelming. You are thought about every day by so many and we will never forget you! Love you joe!

    – Laura Montgomery
  20. Joe we all miss you so much every day. Your smile is also missed, so proud of how you spent your life thinking of others and how to help everyone. Gone but NEVER forgotten!

    Love You Trina & Jeff

    – Trina Patterson
  21. Joe was a genius on the pump panel. I saw him do different drafting/pumping operations I’ve never seen before. He always had the approach of a student, but was quick to teach anyone willing to learn. I guess heaven only takes the best. Rest easy.

    – Philip Sanborn
  22. Joe,
    You were truly one of kind! Miss your sense of humor and how you could make any situation comical!! Miss working beside ya, but I know we’ll all see each other again!! I’ll never forget you old friend!!

    – Jim Thompson