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Mr. William Joseph Patton

Morganton, North Carolina

Apr 19, 1922 – Jan 1, 2011


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Kirksey Funeral Home Obituary

Billy Joe Patton died at the Grace Ridge Retirement Community in the early morning hours of the New Year. He was the son of Nollie Moore Patton and Margaret Davis Patton. He was a native of Morganton and graduated from Morganton High School and Wake Forest University. He served in the US Navy...

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I always enjoyed the company of Billy Joe at Mimosa Hills. He was always a special person and will be missed by many.

Tom McDuffie Fayetteville NC

We were so sorry to hear of Billy Joe's passing. My father, Paul Hogan, Jr. of New Orleans, LA., was a cousin to both your mother and father. Your father was most kind to come to the cemetery in Morganton for Daddy's graveside service in 1999. My brother, Paul, and I grew up hearing golf stories of Billy Joe. We send our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Virginia( Hogan )& J.G. Brazil

Deepest sympathy to the family of Billy Joe...he was a great friend of both my family and myself...my prayers and thoughts are with you..

Your friends at United Way of Central Alabama send their sincere sympathy and love. Betts, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

I had the pleasure to meet Mr. Patton years ago while playing golf at Mimosa.The brief encounter still lingers in my memory of a true gentleman and a sports icon that I will treasure until I too shall pass. May his family find peace in knowing what a great fellow he was to so many others.

Chuck and family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. Aaaron Efird informed me just today and I remember your dad well as he walked the sidelines at many of our football games. Take comfort in the fact he had a wonderful life and raised a terrific son.
Time will heal your family loss.
Best regards,
Nick Conner

Dear Patton Family,

Please allow me to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Patton and playing golf with him when I was a teenager. His stories made him larger than life in my eyes. I'll always remember teeing it up with him the first time and thinking how lucky I was to be playing golf with Billy Joe Patton. I was so nervous, but he made me feel like I belonged. He was a great man and will be missed.

Betts & Felix - So very sorry to hear of your loss - may he rest in eternal glory and peace. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

To Chuck, Lucie, Charles, Baker, Betts and Bill - What a rich, full life he lead, and what a great legacy Billy Joe leaves us with. His exploits in the game of golf are legendary - and his generosity and hospitality while hosting us down at Seminole was a treat. I really enjoyed his company. God's Blessings on all his family.