STATHAM - Lawrence E. “Bo” Patterson, 68, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
A 20-year resident of the area, Bo was a member of Crossroads Church of God in Commerce. He served in the United States Army, spending time in Germany, before later retiring from FedEx after 21 years. Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Evelyn Grace Patterson; and a sister, Sue Patterson Deems.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Graham Patterson; son, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan E. Patterson; daughter, Brittnie Aaron Patterson; brothers, Ray Patterson, Larry David Patterson, and Billy Patterson; grandchildren, Haley Ashton Patterson, Leigh-Ana Mikail Patterson, Moira Noel Patterson, and Dawson Graham Patterson; and special family members, Peggie and the late Harbert Patterson, and their daughter, the late Melissa Patterson Hall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Kyle Baber, Jr. and Joel Talley officiating. Burial will follow at Athens Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Darrin Patterson, Dennis Patterson, Chad Patterson, Todd Patterson, Donnie Patterson, and Kenny Crawford. Honorary pallbearer will be Tim Patterson.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.