Tell City, Indiana
James R. Patton, 56, passed away on July 6, 2021. He came into this world like a firecracker on July 5, 1965, to the late great, Mary “Elizabeth” and Ray Patton, Sr.
He was united in marriage the first time to Stacy (Daum) Bateman in 1988, but to be honest, they couldn’t play nice. They did however get two outstanding children out of the deal, Alisha Seibal and Ethan Patton.
He then tried his hand at marriage again to a handful, Diana (Holman) Patton on June 14, 2008. At that point, he gained his bonus boys, Justin and Ryan Dooley, who fondly refer to him as “Big Guy”.
James worked for too many years at Waupaca Foundry, where you find a lot of people with a lot of things to say about James; mostly positive, plus a few inappropriate jokes. The man loved a good joke.
James loved to annoy the living heck out of his wife Diana. He liked to tell his children, or anyone that would listen, his best dad jokes. He would show off pictures of his grandchildren to everyone. James enjoyed taking “Patton Naps”, hogging the remote, fishing, shooting anything that used ammo, classic rock music, sweet tea (only his sweet tea-- sorry Ray), coffee, anything Little Debbie (especially Zebra Cakes), tinkering in the garage for hours and the greatest football team of all time-- Green Bay Packers and Louisville Cardinals basketball.
He will be greatly missed by wife Diana Patton, his children Alisha Seibal (Ben), Ethan Patton (Sara), Justin Dooley (Kara) and Ryan Dooley. Also surviving are the most adorable gang of hot messes, his grandchildren, Karson and Xavier Patton, Max and Otto Brown, Teagan and Londyn Dooley, some of which loving referred to him as “Papaw Horse’s Ass”; siblings Lesa Keown, Ray Patton, Jr. (Paula); nieces, nephews and cousins and every single friend, acquaintance and Wal-Mart shopper that he ever had a conversation with, which were endless. During his time earth-side, we are positive, that to know James Patton was to love James Patton. He never met a stranger.
Preceding him in death were his loving parents, grandparents and countless pets that he treated like royalty. We are fully confident they are all now reconnected and having a heck of a time catching up.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM CDT on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Dennis Eugene Bolin, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 2:00 until 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time.
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