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Morris Patterson

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Morris Patterson

Collierville, TN

Morris Patterson of Collierville passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. He leaves behind his wife, Yolande Faulk Patterson of Collierville; their son, Steve Patterson (Kara) of Keller, TX; their daughters, Jennifer Patterson Bragg (Tom) of Hagerstown, MD, Lou Ann Patterson Griffin (Bill) of Nesbit, MS, and Marijean Patterson Wagner of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Brittney Patterson, Casey Wagner Cheek, Shelbi Patterson Dutton, Sam Bragg, and Elle Bragg; two great-grandchildren, Clark and Jackson Dutton; and his brother, Gail Patterson of Franklin, TN. Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents, Brady and Lois Patterson; his sister, Jean Patterson Sheppard, and his brother, Brian Patterson.

Mr. Morris and Yolande were happily married for 59 years. He grew up in Ridgley, TN in the Hathaway Community and served in the United States Air Force. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1958. He later earned his Master's Degree from Memphis State University. Mr. Morris worked at Cleo Gift Wrap Corporation in Memphis as the VP of Manufacturing and later at CPS Corporation in Franklin, TN as VP of Operations.

Mr. Morris was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and Christian. He served as deacon and Sunday School teacher in the churches he attended through the years. He loved the Tennessee Volunters, St. Louis Cardinals and driving a tractor was favorite pastime.

Mr. Morris will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and relatives of Lake County he held so dear.

Visitation will be held through Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home at Collierville First Baptist Church on Thursday, August 10, at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by the service starting at 11 a.m. The graveside services will follow in Charleston Cemetery across the street from Charleston Baptist Church where Morris and Yolande were married in 1958.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be sent to at http"// or to the Collierville First Baptist Church.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Aug. 9, 2017
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