Don  Patterson
A visitation for Don Patterson, 74, of Lake Texoma, will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Patterson passed away January 8, 2020 in Denison. He was born December 3, 1945 in Salem Illinois.
Don was the son of Truman and Cozette Patterson. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1964. While at GHS he participated in many activities. His senior year he had the honor of serving as Student Body President. He attended school at Cooke County College and Midwestern State University before graduating from North Texas State University. His first three years out of college, he was the coach at Sadler-Southmayd High School. He decided against a career in coaching and began his career as an insurance adjuster. Don was an avid sports fan and he enjoyed sailing. Around 2008, he retired and moved to his home at Lake Texoma.
Don is survived by his brother Dean Patterson and sister-in-law Marynel Patterson. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother, Gerald Patterson.
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Published on January 24, 2020


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Vickie Henley Evans
Jan 30, 2020
Monty and I are saddened about Don's death, but happy for him that he's not ill anymore. Thank you Dean for caring for him. We had lots of fun times with Don at GHS and afterwards at our reunions for SRS. '64. God bless you Dean and Marynel.
Mike Ballew
Jan 29, 2020
Don was a wonderful and genuine man. Many fond memories of Don, and prayers of comfort for the family.
Elaine Crow Tanner
Jan 29, 2020
John and I are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. His entire family are in our prayers.
R LeeBrueggemann
Jan 28, 2020
Only God knew how many people loved him, respected him and knew him for the kindness in his heart to everyone. His humor was more than enough to keep your heart in a joyous way. I shall miss him till I meet him on the OKie side.