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James Wilbur Patton Jr., 83, of East Friendship Street, formerly of Harlansburg, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Golden Hill Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 22, 1935, in New Castle, a son of the late James and Sue (Adams) Patton Sr.
He was married to Betty (Kerr) Patton, who died Aug. 30, 2016.
Mr. Patton was a New Castle city police officer, retiring after 25 years. He then worked as a security guard at Ladbroke's and St. Francis Hospital.
He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Era and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Patton also loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and his dogs and cats.
He is survived by three daughters, Melodie Cox and husband, Tim, of Ellwood City, Joy Jewell and husband, Gale, of Beaver Falls, and Deanna Frankel and husband, Victor, of Ocean City, North Carolina; two stepchildren, Darleen Rizzo and husband, Ron, of New Castle, and Larry Cover of San Francisco, California; two brothers, David Patton of New Castle and Thomas Patton of Alexandria, Virginia; three sisters, Ruth Ann Mack of New Castle, Carol Sue Bollinger of New Castle and Judy Patton of Richmond, Virginia; 16 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his son, James W. Patton III; and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at the William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel. Pastor Jarod Mills of Clifton Flats First Alliance Church will be officiating.
Burial will be in Parkside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Published on February 9, 2018
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