Jack L. Patton

November 1, 1928 - December 19, 2019

Visitation Location: Roush Funeral Home

Visitation Hours: Sunday, December 22 (2-4PM)

Funeral Service Location: Roush Funeral Home

Funeral Service Time: Monday, December 23 (12PM)

Jack L. Patton, 91, passed away on December 19, 2019 in Mineral Wells, WV.

Jack was born November 1, 1928 in Charleston, WV, the second child and eldest son of the late Ora and Elsie Patton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Faye Patton; son Dale Patton; grandson Stephen Patton; sister Rachel "Pete" Cottrill; brother Ora "Bud" Patton, Jr.; parents-in-law Walter and Alma Belcher; brothers-in-law, Marcellus "Bob" Cottrill; Ralph, Ople, Clyde, Mayford and Herbert Belcher; and sister-in-law Lorena Barnhouse.

Jack graduated from DuPont High School in 1947, then served in the U.s. Navy during the Korean War, years 1948-1952 (Damage Control aboard the U.S.S. Beatty). Following his honorable discharge he attended Morris Harvey College. After a brief stint with the DuPont coroporation he accepted a position in 1957 at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp., Ravenswood Works (now Constellium) in the instrument Dept., where he made himself indispensable as a troubleshooter. He retired in 1993. Jack loved deer hunting, tinkering, working on old cars, listening to music, and utilizing his considerate handyman skills to help out family and friends, never once accepting payment. He was a proud member of United SteelworkersLocal 5668, VFW Jackson Co. Post 6669, and a 60 year Master Mason with Ashton Lodge No. 12, all in his beloved hometown of Ravenswood, WV. Those who knew and loved Jack will remember him as a warm, kind and honest man who served his country and his fellow human beings with honor and dignity, a great American and a humble generous man of God who firmly believed in equal rights for all.

Jack is survived by his loving sons, Michael L. Patton and wife Carla, and Gregory A. Patton and fiancee Kathy McKown, grandchildren, Stephanie, Carla, Katy, Eric, Baylee, and Daneah; sisters-in-law, Maxine "Pal" Patton, Freda Hutton and Joan Ratliff; and several great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Friends may visit Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 2-4 pm at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Funeral service will be 12:00pm, Monday, December 23, 2019 with Pastor Chris Skeens, officiating.

Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV with Masonic rites by Ashton Lodge 12.

In lieu of flowers, Jack requested that donations be made to wounded Warrior Project of which he himself was a longtime contributor.

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