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PATTILLO Charles E Pattillo, III (Pat) died peacefully at home, Monday, November 26, 2012. Born on July 22, 1929 in Tampa, Pat was the oldest son of Hazel and Charles E. Pattillo, Jr. Pat graduated from Plant High School in 1947 having served in the Key Club, President's Council, and lettering in swimming and football. Pat entered the University of Florida in 1947, joined the ATO fraternity, and was active in intramural sports. Pat served in the Florida National Guard as well as the US Air Force. Pat returned to the University of Florida met his bride, Sassy, and received a Bachelor's of Architecture Degree. He later earned a Masters of Art in Architecture in 1959. Pat began his professional career with Hardwick and Lee, and then opened his own practice, and shortly thereafter joined the firm Gordon and Drake in 1962, and later partnered with his long time friend Lamar Drake to form Drake Pattillo. Throughout his career, he designed several award winning projects including medical clinics, government projects, schools and churches such as The Episcopal School of Jacksonville, and Church of Our Savior. Pat served as Vice President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the AIA and was a member of the Board of the Florida AIA. Pat retired in 1994 and began a new adventure as author of St. Dunstans & John, a novel about buried treasure, river churches and the Civil War in Florida. Pat was extremely proud of his service to the Episcopal Church and the community. He served as usher, vestryman, junior and senior warden and on various planning committees at St Marks and Good Shepherd churches. Pat was a member of the Architectural Board of the diocese of Florida from 1977 to 1981 servings as its' chairman in 1980. He served as Trustee of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville 1989 to 1992. While serving as an architect for St. Marks Lutheran Church, Pat was honored to act as Faculty Director for the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary for the Doctor of Minister Degree Program from 1986 to 1988. Pat was elected to the Board of Directors at the Speech and Hearing Center, The Jacksonville Historical Society, the City of Jacksonville Landmarks Commission and was a long time Rotary Club Member where he was on the Board, a Chairman of the Rotary Foundation and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship. Pat served on the Board of Governors for the Florida Yacht Club and Timuquana Country Club. Serving as President at Timuquana, Pat chaired two major club renovations, and several senior membership tournaments. Pat was an avid golfer and passionate Gator fan. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sarah (Sassy), his son Charles Evans IV (Chase), his daughter Britton Howze, daughter-in-law, Susan, son in law, Mike and four grandchildren, Charles Evans Pattillo, V (Quinn), Peyton Pattillo, Jimmy Howze and Jessica Howze. Funeral Services will be held at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Thursday, November 29th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to Haven Hospice, St. Mark's Church or The Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Arrangements entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 Edgewood Ave. S. (904) 388-2711. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Nov. 28, 2012
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