Alan Layne Patterson(1948 - 2013)

Alan Layne Patterson

Alan Layne Patterson passed away peacefully on January 1, 2013 while surrounded by his loving family. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Tallahassee Memory Gardens, 4037 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Brother Derrick Burrus will be officiating the service. Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road.

Layne was born on October, 24, 1948 in Tallahassee to John (deceased) and LaVerne Patterson. Following his graduation from James S. Rickards High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps until returning to Tallahassee to work with his father at Patterson Heating and Air Conditioning. He took over running the family business after his father retired in 2001.

Layne was a loving husband, son and brother, father and grandfather, uncle and a great friend. His selfless manner had a remarkable impact on his family and all who knew him. Everyone was affected in some way by his generosity and compassion. His greatest enjoyment in life was family, hunting (scoring on the Florida Buck Registry), fishing, camping and spending time in the outdoors. His favorite past-time was collecting muscle cars memorabilia and attending car shows locally and nationally.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Sue, two daughters Heather Patterson Judd of Tallahassee, Michelle Patterson Waltman (and husband Dale) of Navarre, FL and four grandchildren, Colton Judd and Ryker Judd (Tallahassee), Karis Waltman and Hanna Waltman (Navarre, FL). Layne is also survived by his mother, LaVerne Patterson and sister Cynda Oliver (and husband Emerson) and their son, John Oliver, of Havana, FL. He left behind numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, cousins along with dozens of nieces and nephews who truly loved and respected him.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to:

Muscular Dystrophy Association (http://mda.org/sites/default/files/MDA-PrintableDonationForm.pdf), WEB or PO Box 78960 Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960

(http://lung.org/donate/) WEB or 1301 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

Please sign the guest book at www.culleysmeadowwood .com.

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Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home
1737 Riggins Road Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 877-8191

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 3, 2013