Wilbur Garlow “Pat” Patterson


Wilbur Garlow “Pat” Patterson

Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Death 7 May 2000 (aged 83)
Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
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Wilbur Garlow "Pat" Patterson, Shawnee, died Sunday at his home. He was 83.

Mr. Patterson was born December 26, 1916, in Waco, Texas, the son of Randall Morton and Clara Mabel Garlow Patterson.

He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1934. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1939, and attended Southwest Baptist Theology Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1948. He was an engineer for Southwestern Bell for 33 years and former owner of Alarm Service Co.

He married Edith Viola Eye on September 10, 1938. She preceded him in death on February 4, 1976. He later married Frances Hopkins Hodges on November 18, 1977 in Shawnee.

Mr. Patterson was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church, and had been active at Putnam City Baptist Church. He was a member of Gideons International.

He previously lived in McLoud and later in Oklahoma City before moving to Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Randall and Clara Patterson, three brothers and a sister. Survivors include his wife, Frances "Fran" Patterson of the home; a son, Eddie Patterson, Highlands, N.C.; daughter, Carolyn Patterson, Newalla; three stepchildren, Shauna Brown, Midland, Texas; Dana Bays, Shawnee; Nathan Hodges, Shawnee; 11 grandchildren, Drew, Brian and Terry Patterson, Angela Sutterfield, Mark Patterson, Heather and Joshua Brown, Miranda and Claire Bays, and Cameron and Lydia Hodges; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Moore and the Rev. Mark Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery, under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church building fund.

{Published in the Shawnee News Star May 10, 2000}

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