Patty, Sr., Clarence Wayne

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Dr. Clarence Wayne Patty Sr., PhD, 84, of Blacksburg, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Wayne served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed his 40 years in the Mathematics Department at Virginia Tech, having served 25 of those years as department chair. He was a devoted member of Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, Radford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Ludie Patty. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Diane Ferrell Patty; children, Robin Patty of Murfreesboro, Tenn., C. Wayne Patty Jr. of Blacksburg, and Christine and husband Michael Snider of Christiansburg; and grandson Robert (“Robbie”) Michael Snider of Christiansburg. He is survived by his sister, Betty Alton and her husband John of Rocky Face, Ga.

A joyous celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church in Radford. A reception will follow the service. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Allison Unroe and the Rev. Charles “Chip” Sanders.

Friends wishing to make a gift in Wayne’s memory are asked to consider the Capital Building Fund at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, 6900 Pulaski Ave., Radford, Va. 24141. The Patty family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.