Otto M. Patterson, Jr., age 78, of McGregor, passed away Thursday night, October 31, 2013, in a Waco hospital.
Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 4, 2013, in the Meridian Cemetery with Rev. Richard Creech officiating.
Otto was known to his friends as Pat and to his family as Junior. He graduated from Meridian High School and was drafted in the U. S. Amry and served throughout Europe. After completing his military service, Otto worked in retail managment for Sears and met his future wife, Jean Lee. They were married August 23, 1960 in Garland, Texas. They were blessed with two sons, Damon Eulan and Kenneth Brian. The family settled in McGregor where he was very involved in his children's activities. Otto earned his Bachelor of Science deree in Industrial Arts from Tarleton State University in 1976. He retired from Sears in the 1980's. Post-retirement activities included working for the McGregor ISD and ranching. He enoyed golf, all sports and the many activities of his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Magerlen Patterson
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean, of McGregor; sons, Damon and wife, Nancy, of Burleson and Kenneth and wife, Karen, of Waco; grandchildren, Whitley Patterson, Seaman Apprentice Damon Patterson, Jr. and Kristen Patterson; brother, Danny Patterson and wife, Judy, of Clifton; sisters, Blanche Knapek and husband, Louis, of Taylor, Peggy Tankersley and husband, Bobby, of Burleson and Lou Ann Hildebrand and husband, Don, of The Colony; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas, 254-435-2792