Lester Roy Patterson
Lester Roy Patterson, 83, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri died Sunday, March 14, 2021. Lester was born February 18, 1938, in Washington, Georgia to Robert M. “Mr. Pat” and Sallie Patterson. He moved to Kansas City with his family as a teenager and graduated in 1956 from Center High School. He enlisted in the Army Reserve after High School and then began working with his dad in the construction business. They later went on to own L&M Builders, specializing in home construction. He married JoAnn Copeland February 20, 1958, and moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri in 1964. They welcomed their first child Leslie Ann in 1965 and their second child James Wesley in 1968. Lester served one term as a Lee’s Summit City Councilman in the early ‘70s and went on to serve as a Missouri State Representative for the Democratic party five terms from 1976-1986. After retiring from politics, he continued developing residential property and maintained his real estate license. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and traveling. Lester was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Gloria, a brother Warren, a brother Irvin, a twin sister Esther, his wife JoAnn, and a daughter Lisa Marie. He is survived by his brother Lewis, his daughter Leslie (Nick) Lynn, his son Wesley (Rachel) Patterson, a Grandson Neko (Brooklyn) Lynn, a granddaughter Josie (Devon) Gross, a great grandson Grayson Gross, a great granddaughter Ashlyn Gross, and many nieces and nephews. Services for Lester will be held at the Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri Saturday, March 20. Visitation will be held at 9:00am followed by the funeral at 10:00am.