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Donald Jay Patton

Lafayette - Donald Jay Patton, 53, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the care of his family. He was born August 14, 1964, in Vincennes, IN to Donald Owen Patton and Sharon Sue Small.

On June 14, 1986 he married Roberta Patton in Lafayette, IN with whom he has two daughters, Danielle Jae Patton and Kasey Jaelyn Patton, and one step-daughter, Kristy Lynn Price.

Known to most as Don or D.J., he worked in metal fabrication for Wabash National Corporation. He was a hard worker and had many friends. Outside of work D.J. enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping and instilled his passion for nature into the hearts of his daughters. Along with being an outdoorsman, D.J. loved to make people smile and you could always catch him telling stories around a campfire or poker table. As football and basketball fan, he enjoyed watching Purdue University sports and the Indianapolis Colts.

Surviving are his former spouse and daughters, his sister Tina Ausman Weatherwax of Lafayette, brother Danny Patton of West Lafayette, a niece, Brooke and three nephews, Max, Waylon, and Beau.

D.J. is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 1 - 2pm on Friday, June 15th, 2018 with a memorial service immediately following at Simplicity Funeral Care. Memorial contributions in D.J.'s name may be given to the . Share memories and condolences at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier on June 13, 2018
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