James Edward Patton, 87, passed away on October 28, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Jim was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in Cumberland, Ky., to James and Berta Patton.
After moving to Chattanooga as a young adult, he married Betty Jean Slaten and began working at DuPont. He retired from DuPont after more than 30 years of work. Jim was known in his community for his many years of service to the Red Bank Dixie Youth Program. He was known most for his generous spirit and his selfless heart. His life was marked by his service to others, and most importantly, to his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Berta Patton, and wife, Betty Jean Patton.
He is survived by his siblings, Clara Massman and Leon Patton; son, Jim Patton, Jr., and daughter- in-law, Robin Patton, daughter, Joy Patton, son, Scott Patton and daughter-in-law, Susan Patton, grandchildren, Jim Patton lll, Haley Dadd, Matthew Patton, Lindsey Mingie, Jon Patton and Emily Patton; and great-grandchildren, Charlie Jean Mingie and Samson Hendrick Dadd.
The family will receive friends at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace in Chattanooga, on Sunday, Nov., 5 from 4-7 p.m.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.