Jimmy Ray Patterson, 71 years old of Houston, Tx passed from his earthly life on August 3, 2020
Jimmy Ray was born in Trinity, Texas to Waley Patterson and Ruby Patterson Williamson.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Dolores Patterson of some thirty years, a son, Jimmy Patterson, Jr., daughters, Tammie McGough and Christy Lynn Wood.
His four grandchildren, Cory Ray Green and wife, Forrest and great-grandson, Samuel Ray along with grandson, Bryce McGough, granddaughters, Jessica and Carolyn Patterson. In addition to his mother-in-law, Maxine Carroll, brother-in-law Roger Byars and sister-in-law Janice Hall along with one nephew and three nieces and an abundance of great nieces and nephews.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, Waley Patterson and Ruby Williamson, his son, Allan Wayne Patterson, two brothers, Leland Hamilton, Tommy Williamson and one sister Susie Hejl.
Jimmy Ray was known to many of us as "The Squeeze". He was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock and Show Rodeo where he served more than 40 years in Corral Club. He was a member of Hold'em and Hit'em Club since 1997 and a Lifetime Director with Houston Farm and Ranch Club.
He was a craftsman by trade and he retired after 20 years of traveling as a Field Machinist.
His greatest joy was spending time fishing with what he called "His Whole World", his 'Dolo". Jimmy Ray was the life of a party and had a smile bigger than Texas. He enjoyed life to the fullest and definitely lived it to the fullest. His favorite saying when someone would come up to him, "What are you doing?" He responded by saying "We'd be cuttin up"!!!!!
A Celebration of Jimmy Ray's Life will be later with details to follow.
At request of the family, in lieu flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the American Heart Association or Scholarship Programs of Hold'em & Hit'em or Houston Diamonds and Dollars.
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