William T. Patton (1940 - 2014)

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William T. Patton

Virginia Beach - William Thomas Patton died on March 16, 2014. He is joined in death by his cherished wife, Teresa Harmon Ingerson. He was born on Sept. 13, 1940 to William Thompson Patton and Martha Wallace Patton in Sinks Grove, West Virginia.

Tom was an experienced Navy pilot and decorated war hero. After his military service, he enjoyed a long career as a financial consultant and helped many families throughout Virginia, serving with his business partner and wife, Teresa Ingerson. Everyone who knew Tom also knew his passion for running, memorialized in the many marathons he completed. Tom was a true optimist always viewing the glass as half full, a storyteller, and a breaker of things. He shared his energy and positive outlook on life with his family and many friends whom he loved.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Sarah Patton of Sinks Grove, WV; his loving sons, Travis Patton and husband Jeffrey Seese of Washington, DC, Russell Ingerson and wife Maria Silva Ingerson of Norfolk; and his daughter, Abbe Ingerson Little and husband Scott of Richmond; and his first wife, Laura Patton of Virginia Beach; as well as aunts, nieces, and cousins around the country.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 20 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 21 at Virginia Heights Baptist Church, 1251 Kempsville Road, Norfolk at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or a . Please share your love and condolences with the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 19, 2014
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