Albert Britton “A.B.” Patterson, Jr. 92, of Kannapolis went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Rose Hill Retirement Community in Marion following a period of declining health.
A.B. was born March 9, 1927 in Cabarrus County, a son of the late Albert Britton Patterson, Sr. and the late Myrtle Elizabeth Cline Patterson.
He was a graduate of Winecoff High School. He was a veteran of the US Navy. A.B. was employed as head electrician for the Town of Landis for thirty years. He also owned and operated Patterson’s Electrical Company.
A.B. was an active member of First Reformed Church in Landis as long as his health permitted.
He was a member of the Landis Volunteer Fire Dept., a member of Allen Graham Lodge #626, AF& AM., Scottish Rite Bodies of Charlotte, Oasis Shrine and the Cabarrus County Shrine Club.
He also was a lifetime member of American Legion #146 in Landis and a member of the Landis Lion’s Club. In his spare time he enjoyed photography.
Funeral services to celebrate A. B.’s life will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 16, 2019 at First Reformed Church of Landis conducted by Rev. David Franks. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to final rites. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Allen-Graham Lodge #626 AF&AM. The family will receive friends at Whitley’s Funeral Home Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. At other times they will be at the residence.
Survivors left to cherish his memory are three daughters, Rise Deas (Pete) of Kannapolis, Sherri Howard (Junior) and Libby Dover all of the home. The mother of his children, Joyce Patterson of Kannapolis, two sisters, Mildred Barringer and Verna Wilkerson both of Kannapolis, five grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Hospice of Carolina Foothills, 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043.
Online condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com