Gary M. Patten, 50, of Orange, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, at Baptist Hospital Orange. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21,  at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A service of remembrance will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Gary was born Sept. 20, 1963 in Orange, to Emery “Jack” and Betty (Lester) Patten. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Patten; son, Jack Patten; father, Emery “Jack” Patten and brother, David Patten.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Patten of Orange; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth “Ellie” and Erik Duhon of Bridge City and Laurie and Colin Echols of Beaumont, and grandchildren, Payton Waldrum of Deweyville, Harley and Scarlett Duhon of Orange and Adison and Audrey Echols of Beaumont.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Pam Patten of Orange; William and Tracy Patten of Lake Charles, LA, Charles and Shirley Patten of Orange and Carl and Beth Patten of Orange; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dona and Lloyd Cowart of Orange, Kathy and Cliff LaChance of Orange, and six nieces and nine nephews.

Gary was a loving father, son and brother. He never met a stranger, spent all his free time helping others, and he also enjoyed fishing.