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 Preston Allen “Pat” Patterson, Sr

 Preston Allen “Pat” Patterson, Sr., age 90, of Billings, Missouri


Preston Allen “Pat” Patterson, Sr., age 90, of Billings, Missouri passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at his home.

            He was born December 26, 1932, in Grady, New Mexico the son of Perry Patterson, Sr. and Hattie Belle (Branch) Patterson. On September 21, 1958, in Maricopa, Arizona he was united in marriage to Elda “Jewell” McElhannon, who preceded him in death on January 25, 2020. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Frances Louise; two grandsons, Mark and James; two brothers, Perry and Paschell and a great-grandaughter, Jayci.

            Surviving is one son, Allen Patterson and his wife Debi of Reeds Spring, Missouri; two daughters, Joyce Shrum and her husband Lynn of Washburn, Missouri and Donna Lambert and her husband John of Winter Springs, Florida; one sister, Betty DeWitt of Washburn, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren with one on the way.

            Preston moved with his family to Washburn, Missouri at the age of two, coming from Texas. He grew up and attended school in Washburn graduating from Southwest High School. After graduation he joined the United States Army serving from February 2, 1954, until January 11, 1956. Upon returning he and Jewell lived in several different areas and finally settled in Washburn, Missouri in 1974 where he began his farming career raising cattle, chickens and crops. Preston enjoyed fishing, trapping, hunting and searching for arrowheads. He always had a huge garden when he was younger and continued to grow tomatoes and strawberries as long as he was able. He also loved his roses and lilies.  He was of the Christian faith.

            Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 24, 2023, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Brett Arrasmith and Phillip Garcia Osorio will conduct the services. Burial will be at Roller Cemetery in Washburn, Missouri.

            The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. Sunday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

            Contributions may be made to Roller Cemetery in memory of Preston.

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