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Charles Franklin Patterson entered the Promised Land on September 29, 2016 after a superhero's battle with cancer. He was born February 14, 1943 to Marranda (Crawford) Patterson and Charles Thomas Patterson in Palestine, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M on academic scholarship in 1965 and moved to Houston becoming an internal auditor in the petroleum industry. He semi-retired to work security in the Huntsville Prison, offering spiritual guidance to inmates. Full retirement meant traveling to many majestic U.S. National Parks.
He loved the Lord whole heartedly. He was a generous man with his time and spirit and would help anyone at any time. He never met a stranger and enjoyed people and hearing their histories.
He is remembered for his fantastical storytelling. His outrageous comical tales caused tears of joy to spill from his beautiful green eyes. He was a wonderful father (his children affirm that) and a fairly flawed husband (he would tell you that himself.)
He is survived by his companion Shirley Peffer and brother Gene Patterson: Six children Denise Jones, Debra Nelson, Dawn Phillips, Anthony June, Charles Thomas Patterson and Stefanie Patterson: Four grandchildren Marranda Anderson, Katrina Desserich, Erika Desserich, and Deva Nelson: Two great-grandchildren Colton Anderson and Charlotte Cervenak.
A fond farewell will take place at OakCrest Funeral Home 4520 Bosque Blvd - Waco, TX on Oct 15 at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Charles Patterson's memory to the MD Anderson Cancer Center or any charity of choice.
Published on October 7, 2016
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