KANNAPOLIS Albert Britton "A.B." Patterson Jr., 92, of Kannapolis went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at Rose Hill Retirement Community in Marion following a period of declining health. A.B. was born March 9, 1927, in Cabarrus County, a son of the late Albert Britton Patterson Sr. and the late Myrtle Elizabeth Cline Patterson. He was a graduate of Winecoff High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. A.B. was employed as head electrician for the Town of Landis for 30 years. He also owned and operated Patterson's Electrical Company. A.B. was an active member of First Reformed Church in Landis as long as his health permitted. He was a member of the Landis Volunteer Fire Dept., a member of Allen Graham Lodge #626, AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies of Charlotte, Oasis Shrine and the Cabarrus County Shrine Club. He also was a lifetime member of American Legion #146 in Landis and the Landis Lions Club. In his spare time he enjoyed photography. Funeral services to celebrate A.B.'s life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at First Reformed Church of Landis, conducted by the Rev. David Franks. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to final rites. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Allen-Graham Lodge #626 AF&AM. The family will receive friends at Whitley's Funeral Home Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. At other times they will be at the residence. Survivors left to cherish his memory are three daughters, Rise Deas (Pete) of Kannapolis, Sherri Howard (Junior) and Libby Dover, all of the home; the mother of his children, Joyce Patterson of Kannapolis; two sisters, Mildred Barringer and Verna Wilkerson, both of Kannapolis; five grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Hospice of Carolina Foothills, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, NC 28043. Online condolences may be sent at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.