Roy Lee “Pat” Patterson, 98
Roy Lee “Pat” Patterson, 98, entered into eternal rest January 8, 2020 at Gulf Coast Rehabilitation Center in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born May 20, 1921 in Mexia, Texas. He was a resident of Bridge City, Texas for 60 years. Pat was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Bridge City. He retired in 1986 from Fina Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. After that retirement he worked for Securitas for another 22 years and retired from there. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. He went on the second wave at Omaha Beach during D-Day, under the direction of General Patton. He received numerous medals including a Purple Heart. Needless to say, his daughters are very proud of their Dad and he will always be their hero.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Aline Patterson; parents, Archie and Della Patterson; brother, Alvin Patterson; and sister, Dorothy Mae Hughes.
He is survived by his brother, James Patterson of Houston; three daughters, Sharon Gillis of Shreveport, Nancy and Anson Neel of Silsbee, and Joy and Bobby Mock of Kingwood; five grandchildren, Sandra and Jason Godwin of Kingwood, Amy and Chris Barton of Longview, Kristi and Shane Goodman of Frierson, Jeff and Lindsay Hazlewood of College Station, and Hannah Mock of The Woodlands; as well as 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A memorial graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Old Armour Cemetery in Coolidge, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1640 North Major Drive, Suite 101, Beaumont, Texas 77713.
Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.