Services for Billy Leroy Patton will be held 1p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at the House of Prayer. Pastor Lynn Jones will officiate. Burial will follow at Wards Grove Cemetery under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Billy Leroy Patton entered Heaven's gates on Jan. 22, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born July 1, 1943 to Charley Earl Patton and Elizabeth Setters Patton.
Billy was born in Claremore, Okla. He graduated from Claremore High School in 1961 and joined the Navy. He later transferred to the Army to be with his friend, Will Scribner. He was honorably discharged in 1964. Billy worked various jobs early in his life from dozer operator to dragline operator in the coal mines. He worked for nearly 25 years with UOP/ASEC/Unicore as a utility operator and retired in 2005. Billy enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren, Auzlynn and Billy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley Earl Patton and Elizabeth Setters Patton, one sister, Frances Ross, and an infant brother, Richard Patton. He is survived by his two sons, Jeff Patton of Sayre, Oklahoma and Brad Patton, his wife Sherri and two grandchildren, Auzlynn and Billy, of Shawnee, Oklahoma as well as six sisters and brothers, Thelma Chaney of Claremore, Okla., Earl Patton of Chelsea, Okla., Lloyd Patton of Chelsea, Okla., Dean Woods of Chelsea, Okla., Betty England Taylor of Claremore, Oklahoma and Harold Patton of Trinidad, Colo.
View and sign Billy's online tribute at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com
Published on January 24, 2017