Charles Edwin (Pat) Patton

April 29, 1924 — January 25, 2021

Charles Edwin (Pat) Patton

CHARLES EDWIN (PAT) PATTON was born April 29. 1924 to Charles C. Patton and Katherine A. Kisling Patton and passed away January 25, 2021. There were two previous siblings, Richard 1908-1990, and Dorothy 1912-1990. He attended grade school and high school at Sinking Spring, OH. He graduated in 1941 and took over the family farm. In the winter of 1944 he was drafted into the army. In 1945 he was sent to Camp Blanding, FL for basic training and radio school. His company was sent to Ford Ord, CA and then to the Philippines. At Fort Ord he was pulled out and sent to Fort Missoula. Here he was made the Post photographer and promoted to sergeant. He was discharged in the late fall of 1946. After discharge, he worked at various jobs until becoming a State Highway Patrolman in Dayton, OH. After about three years he left the Patrol and enrolled in college at the University of Dayton. After a year at UD he transferred to the University of Cincinnati, reunited with his pre-war sweetheart, Gladys Evelyn Mason, and they married in 1951. To this union there were four children, Julie Katherine Patton Belton, Scott Jeffrey (Angela) Patton , Jonathon Charles Patton, and Joseph Patrick Patton. Upon graduating from UC he took a position with IBM in Cincinnati. In 1960 he was transferred to Chicago. In 1962 he was transferred to San Francisco, and in 1968 to Columbus, OH. He remained there until retirement in June 1989. After retirement, he and Gladys moved to Hillsboro, OH. Gladys died in December 1989. In 1991 he married Mary Ellen Belton and they moved to a waterfront home on Lake Cherokee, TN. Pat (although being a lifelong Lutheran) and Mary Ellen joined the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City, TN. Their lakefront home was the site of many memorable church picnics and family reunions, until October 2016 when they moved into Signature Assisted Living in Jefferson City, TN. No services are being held locally. His body will be transported to Wallace-Pebbles Funeral Home in Peebles, OH for a graveside interment service, where he will be buried beside his wife, Gladys. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN 865-475-3892 www.farrarfuneralhome.com
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