Coley Patterson grew up in Kershaw and spent his years working several jobs around town.
Patterson manned the town’s garbage truck before working in custodial services at Springs Industries’ mill in Kershaw.
He retired after nearly 32 years of service.
Patterson also worked part-time for Kirkland Mortuary in Kershaw and operated his own lawn care service.
Coley Patterson Jr. said his father loved cutting grass.
“It was work, but he considered it a hobby,” he said about his dad, who also used to play the harmonica.