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Mr. Patterson was born Oct. 26, 1933 in Center, Texas to Mirtis Patterson and Bettie Oliver. He married JoAnn Vivian Fugitt on Dec. 17, 1965 in Royse City, Texas. He retired after serving more than 25 years with both the United States Air Force and Postal Service. He also owned an upholstery business with his wife.
He is survived by his daughter, Tina Jo Tidwell and fiancé, James Coe, step-sons Johnny Dale Fugitt and wife Vickie, Jimmy Lee Halbert and wife Nancy, and Stephen Lynn Allard, daughter-in-law Dosky Allard, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, nephew Richard Clay and wife Iris, niece Rena Thompson and husband James, and cousins Edna Earle and George Wayne Duke.
He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Drew Patterson and Arlie Patterson, and sisters Edna Duke and Loyce Jean Sanders.
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