Thomas Lake Patterson

June 10, 1970June 2, 2011

Thomas Lake Patterson, 40, of El Dorado, passed away, June 2, 2011. He was born on June 10, 1970, to Thomas Patterson and Helen Frances Liner Patterson. Lake was employed by Murray Transport and loved fishing and hunting. Preceding him in death were his mother, Helen Frances Patterson; maternal grandparents, J.T. and Dorothy Love Liner; paternal grandfather, Thomas Judson Patterson, Jr.; paternal great-grandparents, Lake Culpepper and Bertha Bell Bishop; maternal great-grandparents, Judge Claude E. and Mattie Love. Survivors include his parents, Tommy and Kay Patterson of El Dorado, four sisters, Lisa Lynn Patterson of Franklin, TN, Sheri Love Lucas of Carrollton, TX, Leslie Stegall Pardue of Ft. Myers, FL, Laura Stegall of El Dorado; paternal grandmother, Norma Bishop Patterson of El Dorado, aunt, Virginia Miller (C.W.) of Hot Springs, AR; and companion, Dewana Lyn Locke of El Dorado. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 3:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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Tracy Hendricks Eleftheriou

June 23, 2011

Dear Patterson Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Lake as a little boy pestering his big sisters and their friends. What an untimely tragedy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Henry Kinslow

June 15, 2011

Thanks for good times at the blind on the lake. The stories you told made every hunt fun.

Tracye Howse Summerville

June 12, 2011

So sorry to hear about Lake, I haven't seen him since we were kids. I still can see a happy kid running around over on N Parkway playing and having the time of his life. Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers

Peggy Freeland

June 11, 2011

Coach Patterson
Our Deepest Sympathy to you
and Mrs. Patterson in the loss of
Your Son.
Psalms 23
"The Freeland's"
Peggy and Ms. Bonnie

Bob Keys

June 11, 2011

Tommy & Kay ~ We were so very saddened to hear of the loss of your son Lake and cannot begin to imagine the deep sorrow that must come from losing a child. Please know that you've been and will remain in our thoughts and prayers, daily and often. Our best & love to you ~ Bob & Barbara Keys

ronnie hardcastle

June 11, 2011

Tommy, Kay and Family,
This is the toughest challenge in life for anyone:having to outlive a child. My son is exactly the same age, so the imagined grief is incomprehensible. You are some of the finest people I know. God bless and protect you in your grief, but please know that I am sharing some of it with you. Love to you all, Ronnie Hardcastle

Bruce Patterson

June 11, 2011

Hey Coach & Mrs. Kay,

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My prayers are with you. God Bless you both.

Bruce Patterson

Cherry Lewis

June 11, 2011

Dear Tommy & Kay,

I'm so sorry to hear about Lake. He used to come talk to me many years ago when I worked at the movie theater. He could always make me laugh. He will be missed by many. One day we will all meet again.

Love & Prayers,
Cherry Lewis

Robert Carroll

June 11, 2011

Tommy and Kay: my condolences to you and your extended family on the loss of your son. I can only imagine the grief you must feel at this time. It has been many, many years since we have seen each other or talked.

Robert (Bob) A. Carroll, Ph.D., APR
Professor, York College of PA
York, PA
(El Dorado Class of '62)

June 10, 2011

Hello, long-time Neighbors.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Thomas Lake. We think of you and Kay and your family many times. We have always loved you and the Family. God's blessings on you and may the joy of Memories far outlast the temporary saddness.
Dwayne/Lynnda OWEN
Longview, Texas