Obituary: Earnest 'Pat' Patterson

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  • | 8:45 a.m. March 19, 2015
Obituaries 10.22.15
Obituaries 10.22.15
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Earnest “Pat” Patterson, 81, a true native of Ocoee, Florida, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  


He was born Jan. 4, 1934, to the late Leonard and Louisiana (Fulford) Patterson. Pat graduated from Lakeview High School and played semi-pro football for the Orlando Broncos. He retired from Ekrich Meats as a salesman after 46 years of service in the Central Florida area. He enjoyed fishing in both fresh and saltwater.  

Pat coached many children in the West Orange area in little league, softball and football. He was a lifetime member of the Winter Garden Elks Lodge 2165 and Starke Lake Baptist Church. 

Pat is preceded in death by his parents; son, Tim; and sister, Betty Creech. 

Survivors include his beloved wife of 57 years, Faye; daughters, Terrie (Gene) Brown and Tammie (Lloyd) Richard; brother, Sam; sister, Dorothy Russo; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Services were held March 15, 2015, under the care and direction of Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha, FL 34734. 

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