Howard Chandler Patton left to join Lord Jesus Christ on June 20, 2013. Howard was 85, a US Navy veteran and Vanderbilt University alumnus with a lifetime career with Mobil Oil. He was preceded by his loving wife of 61 years, Sarah Gregory Patton.
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He is survived by sons Greg Patton of Lake Oswego, Oregon and Scott Patton of Monroe, Louisiana, and their wives Carol and Renee´, respectively. He is also survived by grandchildren, Will and wife Sara of Salem, Oregon; Caroline, fiancée Dan, and great-grandson Jaden, of Hillsboro, Oregon; and Erica and husband Kyle of Monroe. Howard loved bird watching and his Champion Forest Baptist Church of Houston. He will join his wife and parents for interment at his birthplace in Nashville, Tennessee. Howard requested no memorial or funeral service, and he will see his family and friends in Heaven.
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 22, 2013