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Joseph A. Patton
UTICA: A funeral service for Joseph A. Patton, 89 of Utica, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Law-Baker Funeral Home with pastors, Rev. Carol R. Weiss and Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow in Homer Cemetery.
Mr. Patton passed away March 7, 2011 at Autumn Health Care, Mount Vernon. He was born November 8, 1921, in Utica to the late Reese and Edith (Hawkins) Patton.
Joseph was a retired farmer, a 43 year member of the Homer Fire Department, lifetime member of Homer Presbyterian Church and past president of Northridge Homer PTO. He was a 1939 Homer High School graduate.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley Lee Patton of Utica; children, Cathy (Lee) Bailey, Jeff (Debbie) Patton, Brad (Allyson) Patton all of Utica; grandchildren, Jason (Heather) Bailey, Amy (Joel) Kohler, Wendy (Scott) Howard, Alex, Caleb, Nick and Kaylee Patton; great-grandchild, Makenna Howard; sister-in-law, Edna Patton of Newark.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Gerald, Harold and Leo Patton and sister, Sara Motz.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Homer Fire Department, P.O. Box 8, Homer, OH 43027 or Homer Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 112, Homer, OH 43027.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m., Friday, March 11 and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica. Visit www.law-bakerfunerahhome.com to extend condolences to the family.
Published in the The Advocate from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2011