John Patterson Obituary

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John William Patterson

March 3, 1948 - March 30, 2014
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Mr. Patterson, 66, of Charlotte, NC, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center. Mr. Patterson was born March 3, 1948, in Knoxville, TN, the son of Ralph Fleming Patterson, Sr. and Florence Williams Patterson. A 1966 graduate of Clinton (SC) High School, he attended Wofford College on a football scholarship. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam as a member of the Army's Special Forces, he returned to finish his degree at Wofford in 1972. After graduation Mr. Patterson settled in Charlotte where he worked for Dunlop Sports as a contract negotiator for the PGA and later established a career in sales. As a salesman he...
Mr. Patterson, 66, of Charlotte, NC, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Mr. Patterson was born March 3, 1948, in Knoxville, TN, the son of Ralph Fleming Patterson, Sr. and Florence Williams Patterson. A 1966 graduate of Clinton (SC) High School, he attended Wofford College on a football scholarship. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam as a member of the Army's Special Forces, he returned to finish his degree at Wofford in 1972.

After graduation Mr. Patterson settled in Charlotte where he worked for Dunlop Sports as a contract negotiator for the PGA and later established a career in sales. As a salesman he started the Patterson Agency, Base Camp Sales, and Builders Graphics and Production as extensions of his interests. His hobbies included golf, flying, snow skiing, camping, hunting, sailing, and woodworking. His many years as a Scout Master afforded him the opportunity to share his camping and survival skills with young Boy Scouts. Fondly known by family and friends as the "Fix 'em Dude", John always made himself available to help. In retirement, he enjoyed his work as a part time employee of the South Boulevard Home Depot.

Married April 25, 1981, to the former Susan Hrabanek, the couple has one daughter, Susan-Andrea Hrabanek Patterson (Andi) of London, England. John shared his love of the outdoors with Andi through their participation in YMCA Indian Princesses, and he spent many hours pacing the sidelines at her soccer games
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In addition to Susan and Andi, John is survived by a large extended family and the many friends that he has cultivated over the years.

A service in celebration of John's life will be held at the family's church, Providence Presbyterian, 10140 Providence Church Lane, Charlotte, on Thursday, April 3 at 3:00 pm with a reception following. Interment will be in the church cemetery prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Mecklenburg Council, 1410 East 7th Street, Charlotte, 28204; Charlotte Rescue Mission, 907 West 1st Street, Charlotte, 28202; or Providence Presbyterian Church, 10140 Providence Church Lane, Charlotte, 28277.

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