Thomas R. Patton Sr., 80, of Granite City, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born on May 2, 1935, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Norman and Angelica (Pier) Patton.
His career with Corrugated Box lasted 43 years as a supervisor, including 17 years at the Minden, La., plant. Thomas will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Mary Nell (Landys) Patton, whom he married on June 23, 1956; his daughter, Rhonda and (John) Rushing of Granite City; sons, Mike and (Jeanne) Patton of Mountain Iron, Minn., Jeffrey Patton of Granite City, and Jason and (Jessica) Patton of Granite City; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Thomas R. Patton Jr.; and brothers, Norman Patton Jr. and Jim Patton.
In celebration of his life, friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.