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Obituaries

Obituaries

Allan H. "Pat" Patterson Jr. 1925 - 2007

Funeral services for Allan H. "Pat" Patterson Jr., 82, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Regular Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Patterson died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Lawrence, the son of Allan Howard Sr. and Luella Mae Logan Patterson. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence and Topeka. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1942. He attended Kansas University for a year and then attended General Motors Automotive School in Kansas City, Mo.Mr. Patterson served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a Tuskegee airman in the Pacific Theater and Pearl Harbor. He was a foreman for Santa Fe Railroad in Topeka. He owned and operated an automotive garage in Topeka for many years. He was also a pilot and crop-duster. He was a former member of the First Regular Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrence. Mr. Patterson married Julia Ann Fields on May 19, 1951, in Topeka. She died June 28, 1971.Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Patterson, Lawrence; a son, Alan Patterson, Albuquerque, N.M.; and five grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.The family suggests memorials to the Pat Patterson Memorial Fund, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Patterson.