Patterson, Blair Adams

U.S. Army Veteran Worked In Family Business, Chattanooga Boiler And Tank Company, Then For Many Years In Commercial Real Estate

Monday, November 20, 2017
Blair Patterson
Blair Patterson

Blair Adams Patterson, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, in an area hospital.

Mr. Patterson was a graduate of Baylor School attended the University of Georgia and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Mr. Patterson was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for more than 50 years and was a member of Privateer Yacht Club where he enjoyed sailing on Lake Chickamauga. He served our country in the United States Army in Vietnam and after returning he worked with his family business, Chattanooga Boiler and Tank Company. After the company was sold, he obtained his certification in commercial real estate and was in that industry for 29 years.

Blair had many hobbies including, racing power boats, out board tunnel hulls and sail boats. He set a world speed record on Lake Guntersville for his outboard tunnel boat racing class. He loved to duck and dove hunt, built and flew remote control airplanes, raced dirt bikes and was a lifelong Tennessee Vols fan. His friends and family will remember him as very devoted individual and practical joker with a great sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Patterson; mother, Helen Jones Patterson; and twin brother, David Lloyd Patterson.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Patterson; son, Blair Adams Patterson, Jr. ; daughter, Bonnie Blair Patterson-Houser.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with The Reverend Brad Whitaker officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Wann Funeral Home, 4000 Tennessee Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37409, and from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday in the Key Andrews Hall at St. Paul's.

Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 4000 Tennessee Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37409, 423 821-7551.

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