Ronald Irvin Patton, age 79, of Godfrey, Illinois died at 8:25 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Godfrey, Illinois.
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Ronald worked for 31 years as an engineer for McDonnell Douglas retiring in 1996.
Ron was born December 8, 1934 in Edwardsville the son of the late David L. & Gladys (Young) Patton.
He first married Beverlee (Sherer) Dodson who resides in East Alton. He later married Norma Vollmer Patton who preceded him in death.
Ronald is survived by 2 daughters, Patricia "Patty" Switzer of Troy, Illinois and Pamela "Pam" Killebrew of Bethalto; 3 sons, Michael "Mike" Patton & wife Cathy of Clearwater, Florida, Mark Patton & wife Pam of Clearwater, and Ronald "Tim" Patton & wife Terena of Wood River, Illinois; 1 step-daughter Ruth Bonnell of Alton; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 2 step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 1 son, David Patton.
Ronald served 9 years in the U.S. Army leaving as a Staff Sergeant. Ronald was a member of the Alton VFW Post 1308, the Wood River Moose Club, Eagles Club in Alton, and the Masonic Lodge & Ainad Shriners.
Visitation will be from 11 am until 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home.
Services will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials may be given to Shriner's Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
Online condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.
Weber & Rodney Funeral Home
304 N Main St Edwardsville, IL 62025
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from July 12 to July 13, 2014