Claude Eugene Patterson Sr., 88, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of Second Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Minnie Patterson; and two sisters, Helen Simmons and Lena Simmons. Survivors include his son, Claude E. Patterson Jr.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. There will be a private burial at Chattanooga National Cemetery with no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.