Leon Patterson, 85, of McGehee, passed away on November 24, 2016 in Monticello.

He was of Pentecostal faith, a retired farmer and a retired Desha County employee.

Mr. Patterson was born on November 1, 1931 in Morton, Arkansas and was the son of the late Harrison James and Mary Louise James Patterson.

Survivors are his wife, Billie Patterson of McGehee; three sons, Tommy (Robin) Patterson of Tillar, Donald Patterson of Tillar and Fred (Angie) Patterson of McGehee; two daughters, Delorise Patterson of McGehee and Elizabeth Morgan of McGehee; three sisters, Mary Plunkett and May Plunkett both of Tillar and Molly Marie Dixs of McCroy; 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Visitation held on November 27 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held on November 28, at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home with Rev. Rudy Ward officiating. Burial will be at Watson Cemetery.