Earl M. "Pinky" Patterson Sr, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, spirit went home to God on January 8, 2012.
Earl was born to the late Walter B. Ray and Marie Brigham of Williamson, West Virginia, on January 2, 1942.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Violet Lynn Horton, and a brother, CW Ray.
Earl attended Liberty High School and Barber College. He was a veteran of the Army. He retired from Bell South. He was a mason and loved to travel and take pictures.
Earl leaves to mourn: daughters, Susan Horton, Robin (Benny) Artis, both of Williamson, WV, and Colette (Anderson) Wilder, Columbus, OH; sons, Chucky Dogan, Ft Dix, NJ, Earl Patterson Jr, Raleigh, NC, Marvin (Jacklyn) Stewart, Columbus, OH, Kelvin Mullins, Pikeville, KY and Kareem Patterson, Manhattan, NY; uncle, Lorenzo (Connie) Patterson, Manhattan, NY; Special cousin, Harold Thompson, Manhattan, NY; Eighteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one stepson and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.