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Orin Patterson

Laurens, S.C.

Orin Patterson, age 19, of 343 Chestnut Ridge Road, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Born in Greenwood, S.C., he was a son of Mike and Beth Council Patterson. Orin was a 2018 graduate of Laurens District 55 High School and was a freshman at Clemson University. He was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. Orin was adventurous and an avid outdoorsman, who had many interests including blacksmithing, playing piano, and free-diving.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his three siblings, Hope Patterson, Cade Patterson and Quin Patterson; paternal grandmother, Jean Patterson; maternal grandparents, Earl and Nadine Council; and a host of loving and supportive extended family members and friends.

Orin was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, John R. Patterson.

A Celebration of Orin’s Life will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson. The family will host a gathering in the church fellowship hall immediately following the celebration service.

The family respectfully requests privacy in the days leading up to the Celebration and Gathering on Thursday. They would appreciate your prayers in the days ahead.

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  1. Mike Freeman on October 23, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    To the Patterson Family: My family sends their deepest condolences and prayers to the Patterson family.

    V/R Mike Freeman and family

  2. Martha Patterson Hicks on October 28, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Mike and Beth, I am heartbroken for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Love Martha

  3. margaret a thompson on October 30, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Mike and family – My thoughts are with you at this saddest of all times. Margaret Thompson

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