The Duncan Banner

October 17, 2013

Charles Patton

Jan. 6, 1926 — Oct. 16, 2013

The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Charles Patton, 87, of Duncan, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Carter-Smart Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Hawkins Chapel Cemetery in near Graham, Texas. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.

Charles was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Addington, to Charles G. and Sofie Cerney Patton. He worked as a marine engineer, and he was a merchant marine. Charles married Dorothy Hawkins on Jan. 16, 1948, in Mobile, Ala. She preceded him in 1993. He married Billie Marie Farris in 2004. She preceded him in 2011.

Survivors include a son, Rick Patton and longtime partner Elias Cruz; step-sons, Bill Farris of Lawton, and Bob Farris of Comanche; a stepdaughter, Pam Creekmore and husband Reggie of Velma; and several step-grandchildren.

In leu of flowers, donation may be made to Hawkins Chapel Cemetery at 1405 Los Colians Graham, Texas 76450.