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Obituary for John Calvin Patterson

Marlow: John Calvin Patterson, 83, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022 in Marlow.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Glory Bound Church, with Rev. David Woods officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Wednesday, March 9, 8:30 AM- 8:30 PM, and Thursday, March 10, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

The family will be accepting visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00PM.

John was born Monday, May 16, 1938 in Marlow, to Rodger and Martha (Petit) Patterson. John grew up in Marlow and graduated in 1958. John enjoyed playing football for Coach Picket. John found the love of his life, Lawanda Faye Whaley, and married her on Main Street of Marlow, June 7, 1958. They had 63 years together before her passing on June 7, 2021. John was a proud man and entered in the Army in 1961. While serving his country he was a member of the Army Post traveling football team. John and Lawanda returned to Marlow to raise their family. John was successful in many ventures from President of the Chamber of Commerce to President of his own oil field company, Patterson and Elliot. Work wasn't all that kept John busy. He loved raising his registered saler cattle and watching his race horses win on tracks from Remington Park to Ruidoso Downs. John's pride for his cattle and horses couldn't compare to the pride he had for his family. John and Lawanda cherished every moment they had with them. Whether you called him Dad, John, PawPaw, Big John, or J.C., he will definitely forever be in your heart and missed deeply.

Survivors include 2 sons, Calvin Patterson and wife Wendy and Garland Patterson, and wife Michelle, both of Marlow; grandchildren, Kaela Bratcher, Danita Grigsby and husband Tony, Tyler Patterson and wife Amber, Ashlee Rosen, and Jaycee Lavey and husband Kade, Cole Powers, and Colby Powers; 19 great-grandchildren, Aundrea Bratcher, Aubrey Bratcher, Blakelie Cole, Alex Grigsby, Stocktan Cole, Daton Winslett, Mackenzie Patterson, Jett Adams, Marlee Adams, Jacob Grigsby, Jaxon Adams, Maddox Patterson, Gunner Lavey, Gauge Lavey, Kesleigh Powers, Wesley Powers, Hudson Powers, Weston Powers, and Jentry Lavey; 2 brothers, JR Patterson of Duncan and Roy Patterson of Texoma; sister, Margaret Elam of Marlow.

In addition to his loving wife, John was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Bruce Lynn Patterson; brother, Coy Patterson; 4 sisters, Jewel, Tommy, Christine, and Naomi.

Pallbearers will be: Tyler Patterson, Tony Grigsby, Kade Lavey, Colby Powers, Cole Powers, Mark Williams, and Gage Williams.

Honorary Pallbearers will be John's great-grandsons, Bob Littrel, Gene Ray Ward, Butch Graham, Marlow Class of 1958 and their class teacher, Pat Hammond.

Memorial Contributions can be made to any charity the donor chooses.

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