COMANCHE - Funeral services for Marvin R. Patterson, 78, of Comanche will be at 10 a.m. today at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Davis officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery in Comanche County.

Lunch will be Linsay Community Center on Cedar Street following the funeral.

He died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Comanche County Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Mills County to Earl and Ruby (Plumber) Patterson. He was a farmer and rancher. He was married to Stella Goldsmith, and she died in 1975. He was married to Dorothy Horton on April 22, 1977, in Comanche.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Patterson of Comanche; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Lee Patterson of Waco, Ronny and Mary Patterson of Clifton, Gary and Linda Patterson of Boerne, Randy and Donna Patterson of Comanche, Terry Patterson of Comanche, Tony and Kathy Patterson of Comanche, Gary Don and Tina Horton of Granbury, and Charley Lee and Paula Horton of Comanche; a daughter and son-in-law, Les and Mike Jeffrey of Comanche; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Alvin Patterson of Texarkana, Texas, and Frankie Patterson of Comanche.