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W Morgan Patterson Oct. 1, 1925 / Nov. 19, 2010 Rev. Dr. Patterson, a native of New Orleans, LA died at his home in Novato, CA. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ernestine N Patterson of Longwood, FL, two sons, W Morgan Patterson II and Jay N Patterson, and four grandchildren, Nolan, Jessica, Grace and Abigail. After service in WWII, he entered the Christian ministry. He completed his undergraduate work at Stetson University and at New Orleans Baptist Seminary with post graduate study at Oxford University, England. Dr. Patterson taught church history and related subjects at four seminaries in Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and most recently at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley. He ended his career as President of Georgetown College, KY. After retirement, he taught at the seminaries and at Louisiana Baptist College, Baptist College of Florida, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Campbellsville University in Kentucky. Dr. Patterson also represented the College of the Ozarks for the western United States. Memorial Services will be at Tiburon Baptist Church, 445 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon, on November 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. Dr Patterson has donated his extensive library collection of church history and related material to the Golden Gate Seminary, 201 Seminary Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Donations may be made to GGBTS / W Morgan Patterson Collection in lieu of flowers. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all those who were supportive during his recent illness.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, 2010
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