On May 23, 2023, the world lost a funny, witty, smart, and dedicated man – Mark Allen Patterson. Born on September 15, 1949, in Crosbyton, TX, Mark lived a life filled with laughter, love, and adventure. He spent his days working as a utility contractor in the commercial utilities industry. He married his loving wife Jan on November 13, 1993, and they built a successful business, Deerwood Construction. Together, they created a beautiful life, residing in Spur, Texas, where Mark’s passion for his ranch, antique cars, and feeding wildlife flourished. When not at home, Mark loved traveling – especially cruising with Jan and his sister Phillis – and giving back to his Lubbock community through involvement with Women’s Protective Services, Meals on Wheels, The South Plains Food Bank, and The Ranching Heritage Center.
Mark is survived by his wife, Jan Patterson; his daughters, Tammy (Richard) Fitzpatrick, Tracy (Richard) Norris, Sandy (Branden) Proffitt, and Tammie Goldston; his brother, Rusty (Gwen) Patterson; his sister, Phillis (Michael) Orrick; his grandchildren, Dustin Davis, Brittany Marshall, Colton Hodges, Presleigh Duncan, and Payton Norris. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvie and Luradean Patterson.
Join us in celebrating Mark’s life at a visitation on Friday, May 26, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street, Lubbock, Texas, 79424, and a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the same location. We encourage everyone to share their memories and upload photos of Mark to his memorial page as we remember the joy and laughter, he brought to all who knew him. A broadcast of his service will also be available for those who are unable to attend here on this page.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to Lubbock Meal on Wheels or The South Plains Food Bank.