Ralph Dean Patterson, age 89, of White Hall, passed away Tuesday August 18, 2020 at his residence after an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 AM, Friday, August 21, 2020 at Turnersville Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled. Ralph was born on Dec. 4, 1930 in the White Hall community to Opal Blankenship Patterson and Ted Patterson. He returned to live on and care for the land on which he was born. Ralph served in the Air Force from 1952-1955. He was a long-standing member of White Hall Baptist Church near Gatesville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David Patterson. Ralph is survived by his children, Dean Patterson, Rachel Patterson, Rose Patterson McCorkle, and Becky Patterson; step children, Lonna Gossett and Donna Watts; 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.