John H. Patterson, Jr., 78, of Clearwater passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Meade Countryside Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Lisa; and son, Mark; grandchildren, Leah, Michael and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Emma, Taylor and Joey. He was born June 21, 1934 in Watertown, NY, son of John and Margaret Patterson. He graduated from Watertown high School and served 2 years as an MP during the Korean War. He married Barbara Wise on Nov. 28, 1953, at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Watertown. John was a Police Officer with the Watertown PD for 21 years, retiring as a Sergeant on Oct. 26, 1977. He also served for 10 years as an Officer for the Clark County Sheriffs office in Arkadelphia, AR, retiring as a Major in March 1988. John lived his life to the fullest and cherished his friends and family. He will be missed by all who knew him.