Artis Otto Patterson

Submitted by:  Ed Williams

OBITUARY (Meridian Tribune Aug 13, 1943)
Heart Attack Fatal To A. O. Patterson At Home Near Here
Died at his home, near Meridian, Texas, Saturday, August 7, 1943, at 12:30
o’clock p.m. Mr. Artis Otto Patterson, age 60 years, 8 months and 21 days.
Funeral services were held in the Meridian Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon,
August 10 at 5 o’clock, conducted by Rev. E. Milford Howell, pastor, who
paid a beautiful tribute to the membory of deceased.  Interment was in Meridian
Cemetery.  Deceased by (sic) born at Eden, Alabama, November 16, 1882
and was the son of the late W. F. (William Fields “Billy) and Nettie R. (Mary
Antony ROYAL) Patterson and came to Texas with his parents in 1895 and
lived in Bosque County for 47 years and for more than 30 years near Meridian.
 At an early age he was converted and joined the Baptist Church.  He married
Miss Gertrude Mobley August 30, 1902 and to this union were born eight
children — three girls and five boys as follows: Mrs. Lula Nystel, Roscoe
William and Otto Patterson of Meridian; Mrs Orean Smith of Beaumont;
Eulan Patterson, of the Armed Forces, stationed at Myrtle Beach S.C.; Mrs.
Dewey Wellborn, of Brown wood and Leslie Patterson, of Cleburne, all of
whom survive him, his first wife haveing preceded him in death in 1933.  In
the year 1934, he was united in marriage to Mrs. May Mobley and he is also
survived by her and four step-daughters; Mrs. Ruby Pierce, of Dallas, Mrs.
Nannie Grimm and Mrs. Oma Lee Owen of Meridian, and Mrs. Fay King of

Dallas.  He is also survived by four sisters and three brothers; Mrs. Lela Wright,
of Meridian; Mrs. Lucy Russell and Mrs. Ida Bellan, of Ft. Worth; Mrs. Maggie
Gann, of Waco; Dewey and Willie Patterson, of Meridian, and R. Y. Patterson,
of Iredell; also 31 grandchildren.  All the children, brothers and and sisters were
present at the funeral.  Mr. Patterson had been in failing health for some time
and died after a short illness of heart failure.  He was a very devoted husband
and father and at all times under all circumstances has walked in the well beaten
path of righteousness and when full conscious that he was nearing the last of
hsi earth, he offered a prayer to this Savior and comforting words to his family,
assurinng them that he was ready to meet his lord.
The Tribune joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved family and loved ones.
Died at his home near Meridian, Texas, Saturday, August 7th, 1943, at 12:30 o’clock p.m.,
Mr. Artis Otto Patterson, age 60 years, 8 months and 21 days. Funeral services
will be held in the Meridian Baptist Church, Tuesday afternoon, August 10th,
at 5 o’clock, conducted by Rev. E. Milford Howell, pastor.  Interment in
Meridian Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.