Ruston remembers ‘Gravy’
“Yes, this is a tough day for me and a lot of other people who loved ‘Gravy’.”
Pat Patterson died Thursday after shooting his wife, Glenda, and then turning the gun on himself at The Arbor and Terrace in Ruston. He was 73, she was 71.
“The thing about ‘Gravy’ was that, after you became friends with him, he never forgot you,” said Collins via a telephone interview from Longview, Texas, where he now lives.
Patterson was the head baseball coach at Tech for 23 years, serving from 1968-1990. He retired with a Louisiana college record 741 wins.