Hayward “Dean” Patterson, 66, of New Cumberland, WV., passed, Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Weirton Medical Center, after a long courageous battle with cancer.Dean the son of the late James and Helen (Kerns) Patterson. He was a graduate of Oak Glen High School where he earned a state championship wrestling title.Dean was a retired steel worker from ArcelorMittal. He enjoyed watching sports, baseball and football, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.Dean will be deeply missed by his sons, Ted Patterson (Bobbie Jenkins) at home, Josh Patterson (Leslie); daughter, Krystle Murray (Brad). He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Gage Patterson, Mckayla Goodlin (Michael Lemley), Kholton Goodlin, Logan Murray, Ty Patterson, Tegan Patterson, and great-granddaughter, Braelynn Lemley.No services are planned. Arrangements are being handled privately per the family’s request by the Arner Funeral Chapel.