James H. Patterson, 83, of Borger died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Pampa. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Bunavista Baptist Church in Borger with Rev. Robert Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
James was born December 29, 1928 to James Thomas and Dollie Lee (McQuiston) Patterson in Wheeler County, Texas. He spent his lifetime in the area where he played football and graduated from Borger High School in 1947. James married his wife Elza Marie Moffitt of Phillips on June 25, 1947. They were married for 65 years. James received his Welding Degree from Amarillo College. He retired from Agrium in 1994 as a welder. James was a member of the Bunavista Baptist Church.
James was survived by his wife, Marie; a son Steve Patterson and wife Tracie of Amarillo; a daughter Peggy Petton and husband David of Burleson, TX; three brothers, Virgil Patterson of Arlington, TX; Johnny Frances of Oak Hill, California; and Bobby Patterson of Licking, MO; a sister Dorothy Bruner of Kennewick, WA; seven grandchildren, Vince Patterson, Michelle Patterson, Brittany Garritson, Laura Petton, Doug Petton, Dalanie Patterson, and Rylie Patterson; Three Great Grandchildren Jordan Munoz, Anabelle Cling, Creed Garritson; one Great-Great Grandchild, Kaydon Munoz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Tommy Patterson; a sister, Sherry King; a son, Allen Patterson in 2002; and two grandsons, Tommy and Braden Patterson.
The family will receive visitors Friday, October 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Minton Chatwell Funeral Home of Borger.
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