Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1950 RJC

Jimmy Patterson JIMMY DON PATTERSON, 91, died on March 5, 2023 in Manhattan, KS. He was born on Dec. 6, 1931, in Ranger, TX, the son of Elzo & Pearla (Choat) Patterson. Jimmy was raised in Ranger, TX & was a graduate from Ranger High School in the Class of 1950. He attended Ranger Jr. College before joining the U.S. Navy serving in the Korean War aboard the USS Boxer aircraft carrier. Following the war, he attended Odessa College for two years. He worked as a terminal manager for Mid-America Pipeline. He married Karen Brantley in June of 1957. They made their home in Lincoln, NE, before moving to Clay Center in 1960. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Gary Patterson (RHS-1955) and Bill Patterson (RHS- 1951). Survivors: son: Kelley Patterson, Odessa, TX; daughter: Shawna and husband Bobby Fisher, McPherson, KS; son: Barry and wife Lesa Patterson, Wamego, KS; sister; Barbara Patterson Fullingim (RHS-1958), OK; brother: Mike Patterson, San Antonio, TX; sister: Lana Chambers, Lubbock, TX; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.