Dean Patterson
By Waldo Funeral Home
Jun 22, 2024
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Sherman, Texas -- Dean Patterson, born in Sherman, TX on July 13, 1956, passed away suddenly on June 18, 2024, due to heart failure, alongside complications from a stroke and lymphoma. He was the beloved son of Leonard Harvey Patterson and Bertha Irene Walker Patterson.

Dean attended Denton High School and later pursued his education, earning a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Industrial Arts from the University of North Texas. Throughout his career, he made significant contributions at Peterbilt and Weber Aircraft, while also devoting his time as a dedicated Assistant Scout Master and passionate Historical Reenactor.

Dean is survived by his loving children, Susanna and Travis Patterson, whom he shared with his former wife, Phyllis Thomas. He is also remembered fondly by his siblings, Linda Weaver and Chris Patterson.

Dean's interests and hobbies were extensive, reflecting his zest for life outside of work and family. He enjoyed spending time with his loved ones, canoeing, camping, motorcycle and dirt bike riding, and traveling, particularly to the mountains and valleys of Colorado and family home of Missouri. Genealogy and woodworking were among his cherished pursuits, alongside historical reenacting for the Texas Army and active involvement in his church community.

Dean was known for his skills in building and his readiness to assist friends in any way he could. Among Dean's achievements and contributions, he served as an Elder in his church, the Denton Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was a dedicated blood donor to Carter Blood Care. His commitment to scouting was highlighted by achieving the Triple Crown award, and his culinary talents were celebrated with wins in chili-making competitions at work.

Dean was known for his exemplary character traits, values, and beliefs that left a lasting impact on everyone he met. He was renowned for his unwavering dedication as a father, always ready to help his children with anything they needed, no questions asked. He also stepped into the role of substitute grandpa for his nieces and nephews after his sister's husband passed away, demonstrating his deep commitment to family.

Dean extended his generosity and support beyond his immediate family, always offering his building and mechanical skills to loved ones, whether it was helping them from home improvement to almost any kind of repairs, or providing transportation wherever needed. His friendly, easy-going manner and ability to engage with anyone made him approachable and beloved by all who knew him. Dean's knack for problem-solving earned him a reputation for finding solutions to challenges big and small.

A devout Christian, Dean lived by his faith and exemplified kindness and compassion in all aspects of his life. His involvement in church activities and his role as an Elder underscored his commitment to serving others and living out his beliefs daily.

Dean touched many lives, leaving a lasting impression through his dedication to family, community, and his passions. His sudden departure leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him. Dean will be dearly missed and fondly remembered for his kindness, wisdom, and unwavering spirit.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2024 at Waldo Funeral Home Chapel, 619 N. Travis St., Sherman, TX.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2024 at Waldo Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, 5805 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman, TX.

Memorial Contributions may be made to; Denton First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, PO Box 236, Denton, TX 76202 or to National Boy Scouts of America Foundation Troop 65.

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