ORAN - Leon Patterson, 55, died at 12:22 p.m. June 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan. 5, 1948, in Oran, son of Vellen Cody Patterson of Oran and the late Charles Edward Patterson, he was a field agent with the Scott County Assessor's Office in Benton. He was a charter member of the Oran Jaycees.
On Oct. 20, 1967, he married Sandra Golightly who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include: two sons, Brandon Patterson and Chad Cook of Oran; one daughter, Traci Shands of Oran; one brother, Dale Patterson of Oran; and three grandchildren, Dylan Shands and Dane Shands of Oran and Traci M. Shands of East Prairie.
Visitation begins at 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Marty Blakey will officiate.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley.