Larry Hassel “Pat” Patterson ’52

Larry Hassel “Pat” Patterson ’52 of Asheboro, N.C., died May 10, 2007. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was active in a lifetime of scouting, including being a member of Boy Scout Troop 3 in Kannapolis. In 1972 he was awarded the Silver Beaver by the General Greene Council and was elected to the council’s board of directors. In 1997 he received the Randolph District Award of Merit. He served on the Woodfield Development Committee and from 1994–99 served as chairman of the Randolph District Eagle Project. He was a member of the Asheboro Junior Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president in 1958. He was a member of the North Carolina Concrete Masonry Association and in 1979 was elected president of Asheboro Concrete and Building Supply and Hardware. He was a member of the Asheboro Rotary Club and in 1991 was honored as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He was an active member of Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro, where he formerly served as a Sunday school teacher and on the board of trustees. Survivors include his wife, Rose Fincher Patterson, 213 Ridge Ave., Asheboro, N.C 27205.; sons, Darrell Patterson and wife, Wendy, of Shelby; Damon “Pat” Patterson and wife, Jen, of Port Orange, Fla.; daughter, Laurie Foster and husband, Gary, of Carlisle, Pa.; granddaughters, Holly, Genna and Galen Patterson; and grandsons, Brett, Ian, and Jeremy Patterson.