Dale Patterson

Jul 5th, 1947 - Sep 29th, 2019


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Oct. 4th, 2019 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Oct. 4th, 2019 1:00 PM


Herrin City Cemetery

Fri, Oct. 4th, 2019 2:00 PM

Dale Patterson

Carterville- Arlin Cardell “Dale” Patterson, age 72, of Carterville, passed away at 8:38pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Dale was born in Chicot County, Arkansas on July 5, 1947, the son of Judy and Raymond Patterson. He married Karen McSpadden in Herrin on September 21, 1969. Together,  they have shared fifty years of marriage and wonderful memories.

Dale was a proud United States Navy Veteran, having served from 1965-1969 on the naval submarines. He was a member of the Herrin Elks, Jaycees, and Corvette Club.

Survivors include his wife- Karen Patterson of Carterville

Daughter and Son-in-law- Jodi and Mike Seely of Herrin

Three Grandchildren- Ashley and Jason Rimini of Carterville

     Kaci and Cody Jones of Carterville

     Corie and Toby Coffey of Herrin

Seven Great Grandchildren- Khloe Jones

     Kalli Jones

     Mason Rimini

     Madeline Rimini

     Avery Rimini

     Rilyn Jones

     Isaiah Rimini

Sister- Dixie and Brad Carter of Ramsey

Brother- Steve Patterson of Elkville

Brother- Matt Waltz of Illinois

Nieces and Nephews

Host of very special friends

As per his wishes, he will be cremated. Memorial services to celebrate Dale’s life will be held at 1pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Stephanie Voss officiating. Inurnment will follow at Herrin City Cemetery with military honors provided by Herrin Military Ceremonial Team comprised of Freeman Spur American Legion, Herrin American Legion, and Herrin VFW Post. Assistance will be provided by the Navy Honor Detail. Visitation will be held from 12-1pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948. 

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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Elmer C. Brandhorst Jr

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: October 1, 2019

    I was saddened down to my soul when Bob Craig told me about “Dale.”My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Guest: CINDIE Cochran

    From: Royalton, Illinois

    Date: October 2, 2019

    To karen and the Family. We would like to send our love and say how Sorry we are for the loss. We had the honor of meeting Dale last year when his Bestfriend Jim purchased land behind us. Dale was PLEASURE to be around. We enjoyed his company hearing his stories of his life and the things he was looking forward in doing. We where looking forward in spending more time with him and getting to know him and Karen Better. But God had other plans. I loved his laugh and will remember it Always. But we feel BLESSED to have been able to say we knew him. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. WE WILL MISS YOU DALE. LOVE SHAWN&CINDIE COCHRAN.

  • Guest: Vivian Heern Winkler

    From: CentraliaInninois, Illinois

    Date: October 2, 2019

    Went to grade school with him so sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Glenna Hawk

    From: Columbus, Nebraska

    Date: October 2, 2019

    I have known Cardell since we were in grade school. He was always so nice with a big smile on his face. One thing I will never forget was he always like to impersonate Elvis, and would entertain us during recess. It has been a long time since I’ve seen Cardell and I think God that we were given that chance to see one another and talk during my brother’s celebration of life, in July. I will never forget him.

  • Guest: Jim Booth

    From: Royalton , Illinois

    Date: October 3, 2019

    Dale was my very best friend. I loved him as a brother. We joined the Navy together under the buddy plan in 1965. Dale was a very special person who never met a stranger. Over the years he made several friends who I’am sure loved him as well. I will miss the special friendship we shared. May Karen, his daughter, his granddaughters and his great grandchildren always remember the special love he had for each of them.

  • Guest: Mike and Billie Klucker

    From: Perryville, Missouri

    Date: November 5, 2019

    Karen and Family

    We were so sorry to hear about Dale and will miss him. He could always light up the day with his stories and experiences. Wish we could have been closer these last few years. Just yesterday we took a ride through Trail of Tears State Park and talked about the weekend camping trip with Dale, you and your granddaughter. That same day we got the news from a friend that Dale was gone.