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John Warren Patton
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1918
New Mexico, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 2010
Kentucky, USA

John Warren Patton, 92 years of age, of The Neighborhood Nursing Facility in Somerset, Kentucky, departed this life on Monday July 19th, 1010.

He was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico on June 18th, 1918. He was the son of Lee Cyrus Walter Patton and Mary Mable Irving Patton. John was raised in Amarillo, Texas, he was a graduate of Texas Tech, and a mechanical engineer. He moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II and worked on the Manhattan Project. While in Oak Ridge, he met Ione Hickman. The couple were married in April of 1945, in Amarillo, Texas.

After their marriage the couple made their home in McCreary County, Kentucky where they owned Whitley City, Appliance, and the Whitley City Theater. After selling their business in the mid-1960s, they moved to Louisville, Kentucky where John worked for the Dept. of the Navy as an ordinance engineer.

Very community minded, both John and Ione belonged to many service clubs and organizations, among them were Lions International, The Orie S. Ware Masonic Lodge, Laurel Heights Chapter of the Eastern Star. John was an accomplished pianist, accordionist, and avid whistler. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

John was survived by his loving wife, Ione Hickman Patton; one son, Dr. John A.L. Patton, MD (and his wife, Deborah) of Somerset, Kentucky; one daughter, Rebecca Patton-Dixon (and her husband, Jerry) of Stafford, Virginia; one brother, Lee Cyrus Patton, Jr. of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, Amelia Nicole Patton (and her fiancÚ, Nicholas Gatewood), Brian Patton (and his wife, Katie Turok-Patton) and Scott Dixon; and great-grand children Nicole, Aaron, and Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and four siblings.

His family received friends on Monday, July 26th, 2010 after 6:00 p.m. at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home in Whitley City, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Somerset, Kentucky.

Burial followed on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 12:00 noon in the Pine Knot Cemetery in Pine Knot, Kentucky.


If you could see me now you wouldn't shed a tear, Though you may not understand why I'm no longer there. Remember my spirit, that is the real me because I'm still very much alive, I've just been set free. Oh, if you could only see!

I have held our Father's face and I've touched my Savior's hand. All of Heaven's angels rejoiced as I entered the promised land. Beyond the gates of pearl I've walked on the golden streets.

I've touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the crystal sea. The beauty is beyond words and nothing could compare, I've even seen our Lords mansion and someday I'll meet you there. Let Jesus be your guide because "His Word" will show you the way. So please don't cry because we will meet again someday. 
Family links: 
  Lee Cyrus Walter Patton (1882 - 1969)
  Mary Mabel Irving Patton (1885 - 1983)
  Ione Hickman Patton (1919 - 2013)*
  Willie Louise Patton Rea (1913 - 1986)*
  Brown I Patton (1915 - 1995)*
  Lee Cyrus Walter Patton (1916 - 2011)*
  John Warren Patton (1918 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Pine Knot Cemetery
Pine Knot
McCreary County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: NCEnginerd
Originally Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Jul 25, 2010
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John Warren Patton
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John Warren Patton
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John Warren Patton
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