Rev. Dwayne Loyd Pattison, co-pastor of First Pentecostal Church of
God, Greenville, TX & mayor of Caddo Mills, TX, passed away in his home on August 2, 2020
with family at his side. Dwayne Pattison was born in Redlands, California on May 21, 1949 to Archie
and Betty Pattison. Dwayne had the honor of growing up in several beautiful
states including Alaska, Kentucky, California, and the great state of Texas.
Six weeks before
graduating Greenville High School, Dwayne entered the Army. He served his country in Korea.
Dwayne was a very proud veteran and loved his country deeply. On June 21, 1969, Dwayne married
the love of his life, Joyce Ann Nelson. Together they build an amazing life. They lived in
Dallas, Greenville, Oak Cliff, Mesquite, and for the past 37 years, in Caddo Mills where
Dwayne has proudly served as mayor for the past twelve years. Dwayne worked as a railroad engineer
for the Katy and UnionPacific Railroad for 33 years before retirement. The most recent
accomplishment that Dwayne achieved, that he regarded as the most high, was becoming an
Rev. Dwayne Pattison would lead songs at church weekly and preach the
gospel along with his wife, where they pastored. His favorite song was page 304 “I Want to
Know More About My Lord” and he was also admired for the song he sung, “Jesus First,
Others Second, and me Third” that reflected exactly how he lived his life.
Dwayne was preceded in death by his father, Archie Loyd Pattison, and
his mother, Betty Faye Jordan Colvin, his father-in-law, Rev. Woodrow Lewis Nelson and
mother-in-law, Rev. Vernell Nelson.
Dwayne is survived by his beautiful wife of 51 years, Joyce Ann
Pattison. His daughter, Jennifer Kramer and husband, Rick of Caddo Mills: His son, Jeff
Pattison and wife, Allyson of Caddo Mills. Grandchildren (which were his pride and joy) Shelbe &
Tawny Welk, Nelson & Lauren Welk, Brittani Kramer, Landon Pattison & Jayd Pattison.
Great-Grandchildren (who brought that extra joy to his life) Grayson & Reagan Welk. He was
also survived by his siblings, Carol O’Briant and husband Joe, Ellen Harder and husband Phil, Fred
Pattison and wife Janet & Gavin Brown and wife Marna, and many nieces and nephews and other
family members that he loved deeply.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020,
at Crossroads Church, 1501 E. Joe Ramsey, Greenville, TX. with Rev. Rick Martinez and Bishop Roy Carrico officiating. Burial
will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of
Pallbearers will be Rick
Kramer, Nathan Pattison, Neil Pattison, Randy Hines, James McAbee, & Matthew Coker. Honorary Pallbearers will be:
Wesley Smith, Randall Walding, Rev. Al Clark & Ray Welk.
To know Dwayne Pattison, was to love him. And he loved deeply. To
remember him, we ask that you love each other, don’t judge, lend a helping hand when you
can, and most importantly put Jesus first and others second.
We are requesting that you limit the size of the
gathering during the viewing due to concerns regarding the current health
crisis. Please feel free to come and pay
your respects but limit your contact with others as per recommended guidelines
from the CDC.