Woking Football Club was saddened to hear that Tom Pattison, a supporter of the club for over 50 years, passed away on 1st November.
Tom regularly attended with his wife Liz and then later on with his son Martyn and daughter Nicola. Whilst enduring the heartbreak of the FA Trophy semi-final defeat at Dagenham in 1980 which he always joked heâ€™d never fully recovered from, this was more than made up for however in the stellar days of the â€˜Chapple yearsâ€™. The undoubted highlights being the memorable win at West Brom in 1991 and the three trips to Wembley to win the FA Trophy too. Tomâ€™s favourite players of this era were Sir Trevor Baron and Shane Wye.
A very friendly and likeable man, he made many friends over the years, both within the club and on the terraces, where he stood on the Chris Lane Terrace with his family, not forgetting the pet dogs too who have been roped in on the Woking FC obsession as well over the years!
Outside of football, he was a much loved family man, happily married for 47 years with two children and one granddaughter. He was an avid birdwatcher and also loved nothing more than sitting with his headphones on listening to his music. Being born and brought up in Woking before moving to Basingstoke in the early 70s, he worked for Unwins Printers and was, more recently, a checkout worker at the local supermarket where his friendly and chatty nature were much appreciated by his customers.