Jerry Patterson, 77

Born December 27, 1942

Died February 17, 2020

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Born January 30, 1937

Died January 20, 2020

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Born August 4, 1962

Died January 17, 2020


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Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:13 PM

Sammy Henry, the 74-year old owner of Sammy’s Jewelry Store and the brother of infamous Muskogee ex-pat Dayne Henry, was assaulted in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store at 501 S. York Street around 4 p.m. today, according to Henry and Muskogee police reports.

Police, who didn’t identify Henry as the victim, stated that the victim was assaulted in the parking lot as he was trying to get into his car. Henry confirmed to MuskogeeNOW that he was the victim.

The assailant hit Henry in the head with a gun. As Henry attempted to run, the assailant opened fire with the pistol. Henry, according to police, sustained minor injuries, but he refused medical treatment at the scene.

The assailant was a male, wearing a black hoodie, Henry told police.