Stanley Lane Patterson, 62, passed away in the early hours of April 12, 2023, due to health issues he had struggled with for years. Several close family members were near during his final hours.
Stanley was born in Harrisonville, Missouri, and grew up in Kansas City on 91st and James A. Reed. He attended Dobbs Elementary School, Irvin Jr. High School, Hickman Mills High School and graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1978. He attended the University of Missouri at Rolla for two years.
Stanley enjoyed horseback riding, played baseball, and loved spending time at his grandparents’ farm in West Line, Missouri. Stanley loved to snow ski, making several trips to Colorado. He drove a Harley Davidson motorcycle that he loved zipping around on. In 1963 his family began a fantastic yearly journey across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He enjoyed camping with the family growing up and traveled to at least 45 states, mostly camping in the beautiful National Parks.
Stanley worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, which later merged with the Union Pacific Railroad. He started as a trackman, but soon qualified to be a machine operator and eventually was promoted to the position of welder.
Coming from a family of home builders, it was only natural that Stanley work as a carpenter, and eventually followed his grandfather, father, brother, 2 uncles and 2 cousins into building house. As a 3rd generation builder, Stanley had much experience to draw upon and quickly became an award-winning builder. Many of his model homes won Pick of The Parade in the Fall and Spring Parade of Homes. He built many custom homes for customers who praised his craftmanship. He also assisted his father, mother, and uncle in developing at least two subdivisions in Lee’s Summit.
After many years of building houses, Stanley retired and worked briefly at UPS. But his priority was being available to assist his parents. After the passing of his father, Irvin Patterson, in 2020, Stanley became the caretaker for his mother. He served his mother’s needs with devotion and care, and he will be sorely missed.
Stanley was preceded in death by his father, Irvin Patterson. Surviving is his mother Sandra C Patterson, brother Stephen L (Carolyn) Patterson, niece Kara (Timothy) Stone, niece Briana (Matthew) Holman, nephew Daniel (Amy) Patterson and niece Andrea Patterson and great nieces and nephews Savannah Stone, Nathan Stone, Malachi Stone, Titus Stone, Xander Holman and Declan Patterson and many cousins.
Funeral services are scheduled for April 22, 2023, with visitation at 9:30 and funeral at 10:30, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Burial will follow at Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.