George J. "Pat" Patterson – February 19, 2012


George J. “Pat” Patterson, 90, formerly of Fritch, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G.A. Roach officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Military Rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Patterson was born Dec. 31, 1921 in Tahoka to Charlie and Sara Patterson.  He attended school in Lynn County and graduated from Wilson High School in Wilson.  He married Virginia Pollakowski in March 1977 in Amarillo
He enlisted in the Navy in December 1942 and served in the South Pacific and Philippines until 1948.  He was a member of Lodge 731 of Amarillo, Scottish Rite of Lubbock and Khiva Shrine of Amarillo.  Mr. Patterson served several years as Quartermaster of Post 1475.  He retired as supervisor at the Pantex plant.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Patterson, of the home; a son, Bill Patterson of Amarillo; a stepson, Steven Pollakowski of Borger; a sister, Frances Buckner of Houston; a brother, Charles Patterson of Columbia, SC; and several grandchildren.

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