DAVID PATTON David John Patton was born on September 21, 1946 on a Saturday...we're pretty sure that was his favorite day of the week *especially* after he retired at the young age of 52 from Xerox when every day became Saturday. He left us on July 21, 2020 on a Tuesday. We no longer like Tuesdays, at all. He was born to Mariema Brady in Los Angeles, CA who shortly after married his loving father, Al Patton. David is survived by his loving wife Nancy Patton whom this year he will be married to for 27 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Carrie Pearson, and his son, Chris Patton, both of whom came from his first marriage. Each of his children gave him grandkids that he was proud of...they are, Sabrina (granddaughter), Stephen (grandson), Elan (grandson), Chloe (granddaughter), and Jordan (granddaughter). After he got really lucky in meeting Nancy on September 9, 1990, his luck continued when they married on September 9, 1993 on the deck of their beautiful new retirement home overlooking Lake Mead in Boulder City, NV. Nancy brought into his life her 2 sons, Jon and Terry Timmons. This gave him the honor of being a new grandpa all over again with the births of Colin (grandson), Matthew (grandson), Lauren (granddaughter), and Caitlyn (granddaughter). David and Nancy would retire the same year in 1998 where they moved permanently from Torrance, CA up to their new home in Nevada. David proudly served his country in the Navy from February 1, 1966 through July 1, 1970. During his time in the Navy he was stationed on the Naval Carrier USS Oriskany (CVA 34) during the Vietnam War where he was a "radio man". He was followed into the Navy many years later by his granddaughter, Chloe Patton. To everyone in David's family he was a selfless man. We believe strongly that many of his friends he made in his life would attest to the same quality. He was the type of man that would do for others more than he would do for himself, and he was always trying to make those around him laugh. He successfully helped instill in his children a sense of humility, and he also helped ingrain in them a strong work ethic. Aside from his own strong work ethic David loved to LIVE! He lived for the camping and boating trips that he would take his young kids to, and then later he lived for the motorhome and off-roading excursions that he would take with Nancy by his side. He loved his "rolling commode". He truly stopped to see the beauty in this world. It was inherent to him that "it is always now" and that it was important to live in this moment. There truly will never be another like him. We love you.
Published in Boulder City Review on Jul. 30, 2020.