Howard Lee Patton

May 25 2006

68 year old Howard Lee Patton of Smithville died Thursday of cancer at his residence. He was an electrician, plumber, and a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tim Ferguson, Junior Hibdon, and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Cartie Clelia Cantrell Patton. Survivors include his wife Jean Patton of Smithville. Children, Lisa and her husband Eddie Rowland and Angie and her husband Barry Reed all of Smithville; David and his wife Shelly Patton of Atlanta, Georgia; and Sherry and her husband Phil Hanks of Nashville. Five grandchildren, Amanda, John, and Hannah Reed, Caleb Rowland, and a foster grandchild Eric Dysinger. One brother, Frank Thomas Patton of Mount Juliet and two aunts, Jean Haley and Nell Cantrell both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Patton

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