Raymond B. Patton

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RAYMOND B. PATTON BROOK, IN Raymond B. Patton, 79, of Brook, IN, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6:06 p.m. at the Jasper County Hospital, Rensselaer, IN. Ray was the son of the late Rolland Bryce and Zula Tear Patton. He worked for 25 years as a rural mail carrier for the Post Office Department. Ray also owned and operated the Patton Grocery Store, Foresman, IN for 15 years, and after retirement he drove for three years for the Newton County Community Services Bus. He enjoyed bowling, and was member of Mt. Ayr United Methodist Church, Mt. Ayr, IN, U. S. Postal Workers Union and the American Legion, Monticello Post. His first marriage was to Arlene P. Patton, they were married on March 21, 1956 in Crown Point, IN and she preceded him in death January 1, 1994 in Rensselaer, IN. He then married Wanda S. Armold Spurgeon, December 15, 1995 in Brook, IN. and she survives. He is also survived by four sons: Robert E. Frazier, Merrillville, IN, James A. (Barb) Patton, Valparaiso, IN, David L. (Mary) Patton, Valparaiso, IN; and three daughters: Patricia A. (Ray) Rootkie, Valparaiso, IN, Jeanne L. (Mark) Muszynski (Tomaga), Valparaiso, IN and Terry R. (Greg) Bond, Hobart, IN; and four step-sons: Jack Spurgeon, Morocco, IN, Blake Spurgeon, (wife, Nancy) Rensselaer, IN, Harry L. Spurgeon, (companion, Pam Allis) Goodland, IN, and Larry (Kelly) Spurgeon, Rensselaer, IN; grandfather of 19, great grandfather of 24 and great great grandfather of two. Also surviving are two brothers: Roy Patton, Texas and Allen Patton, Georgia; and a sister, Ruth (Howard) Lloyd, Florida. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Helen and Dottie. Visitation will be on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CST) at the Gerts Funeral Home, Brook, IN with services on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at ll:00 a.m. (CST), at the Gerts Funeral Home, Brook, IN with Rev. Russell Alley, officiating. Memorials may be given in his name to the Mt. Ayr United Methodist Church. Mt. Ayr, IN.

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Published in The Times on Dec. 16, 2013