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Mr. Dewey Fred Patterson, Jr., 79, of Peachtree City

Dewey Fredd Patterson, Jr., 79, died Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Born in Elkton, Maryland to Dewey & Elizabeth Patterson., he was a graduate of Elkton High School and the University of Maryland where he played trumpet for the university band.

During the early 50’s he served as a Captain in the US Army. He also enjoyed a successful career as a sales manager for Peterson Publishing Co. He was lifetime member of Kiwanis Club and served as vice president of Jaycees.

His proudest moments were when he serviced as a scout master in Aurora, Ohio and as moderator of the Aurora Community Church. He was also an active member of the Aurora Community Theatre and was an avid Golfer. 17 years ago he retired to Peachtree City.

For the past 15 years he served as an associate of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home where he will be missed dearly by all.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Ann Patterson; two sons, Dewey F. Patterson III (Brenda) of Peachtree City, Georgia, David L. Patterson (Janet) of Annapolis, Maryland; one daughter, Elizabeth Slechta (James) of Mantua, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; and a brother, William H. Patterson (Joanne) of Crystal Lake, Illinois.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 1:00pm with Reverend Raymond J. Greiner officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation serving Georgia at www.kidney.org, by calling 800-633-2339, or mailing to 2951 Flowers Road S, Suite 211, Atlanta, GA 30341.

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