A memorial service will be held for Rockie Patterson at the New Rumley Global Methodist Church, 41395 Scio-New Rumley Road, Scio, OH 43988, on Saturday, December 3, at noon.

Rockie passed away on November 12, 2020, at his home in Rockville, MD, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born on March 19, 1960, to Rev. Roxie Patterson Thompson and Leonard Arch Patterson. He graduated from Jewett Scio High School and Akron University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Rockie retired from the Federal Communications Commission, International Satellite Division in 2016 after 32 years of service, where he was an International Negotiator specializing in Broadcast Satellites.

Rockie was a kind, unassuming, good-natured man who loved his family, automobiles, traveling, and attending concerts and sporting events. Everyone who knew Rockie enjoyed spending time with him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal aunt Carol Sue Fawcett, paternal aunt and uncles Anna Mae Sampson, Rae Patterson, and Harry Patterson. He is survived by his adopted sister Cheryl Madonna of Scio, OH; his maternal aunt Teresa Venham of Shadyside, OH; his uncle Paul Patterson of Woodsfield, OH; his paternal aunt Francis Long of Bellaire, OH and his best friend Marcus (Jennifer) Wolf of Coconut Creek, FL. He also leaves behind several cousins, including Tracy Kovello of Willowick, OH, John Venham of Shadyside, OH, and Shawnda Price of Maple Heights, OH.

Friends are invited to join the family in remembering and celebrating Rockie’s life. Koch Funeral Home in Scio, Ohio, is assisting the family with his memorial service.