I.L. Patterson of Mineral Wells passed away surrounded by family on March 9, 2013. I.L. was born in Millsap, Dec. 5, 1933, the son of the late Isaiah Levi Sr. and Jewel Fay (Stubblefield) Patterson. He stood proud for his country while serving in the U.S. Navy. After his service to his country he took up a building trade, which fit him right; I.L. could create a work of art with his hands, so being a tile contractor was easy for him. In his later years he took up farming, this he enjoyed very much.
He was an avid golfer and loved the outdoors; if he was not on the golf course you could probably find him at the end of a fishing pole.
What I.L. loved the most was his family, and he left behind so many that will miss him dearly: Wife Beverly Patterson of Mineral Wells; sons Carlton Ray and wife Ronda Patterson and Clint Levi and wife Kim Patterson of Cool; stepsons Kenny and wife Starlene Kelley of Mineral Wells and Heath and wife Laurie Kelley of Bryson; grandchildren Dusty, Kristy, William, Gracie, Alexis, Krystle, Kyle, Kayla, Wyatt, Jessica and Conner; great-grandchildren Jessie, Leland, Kendall, and Landon; brothers Johnny and wife Carolyn, Ned and wife Rita, and Wendell and wife Jodie; sisters Maxine, Ramona, Billie Jean and husband H.L.
He was preceded in death by first wife, Lynda Patterson; brother Clayton Patterson; and both parents.
The funeral service was held on Monday March 11, 2013, at South Side Church of Christ. Burial followed at Strudivant Cemetery.
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Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home