March 3, 1937 - April 27, 2020
Mr. O. Dean Patterson, 83 of Buffalo passed away Monday, April 27th at his home. Calling hours will be held Friday, May 1st, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 2:00PM in Stoneham Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Bowman officiating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines will be observed. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel. Dean was born in Plantersville, Texas on March 3rd, 1937 to Frank and Josephine (Hammock) Patterson and grew up in Spring Texas. In 1956 he joined the Army as a missile man in the 3rd missile command in Baltimore, Maryland and received an honorable discharge in 1958. After returning home he began a career as an industrial electrician. Throughout his life he found happiness with his family and those he considered his family. As a gentleman farmer he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and spending time outdoors with his many animals, especially working cows with his son. He was a faithful member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Centerville, Texas. Dean is preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings and his wife’s daughter Joni Fuller Gray. He is survived by his wife Shirley Essary Patterson; son Leslie Patterson and his wife Rita and grandchildren Ryan Patterson, Katrina Davis and husband Dayne; son Curtis Patterson and grandchildren Mitchel and Jacob; daughter Sharon Bland Mathews, grandson Josh, wife Hunter and two great grandchildren Keridon and Cole; his wife’s daughter Judy Fuller Smith, husband Doug and grandsons Derek, wife Lana, grandson Zach, and Levi; Joni’s husband Steven Gray; his sister Mat Beason, husband Jack. Along with many other nieces, nephews and many more he considered family. When I must leave you for a little while Please do not grieve and shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years. But start out bravely with a gallant smile; And for my sake and in my name Live on and do all things the same; Feed not your loneliness on empty days, But fill each waking hour in useful ways, Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; And never, never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky! In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Our Savior Lutheran Church in Centerville, Texas (171 TX-75, Centerville, TX 75833) or the Fort Worth Amputee Coalition (777 Gregory St Weatherford, TX 76087). You are invited to leave kind words and fond memories at www.noblesfuneral.com.
Mr. O. Dean Patterson, 83 of Buffalo passed away Monday, April 27th at his home. Calling hours will be held Friday, May 1st, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 2:00PM in Stoneham Cemetery... View Obituary & Service Information
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