Stephen Patterson,Jr. was buried Sunday.
Police believe he was shot to death by his stepfather on Thursday.
Patterson was the father of three and a 10-year veteran of the Fayetteville Fire Department.
To contribute to a fund that will help Patterson's children, send checks (made out to the Stephen Patterson Fund) to BB&T, Box 1088, Fayetteville, NC 28302. Or the donation may be dropped off at any BB&T branch bank.
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