Jay Dee Patton


Jay Dee Patton of Commerce died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at
Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after an illness. He was 84.

Mr. Patton was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Wyandotte to John Winfield
 and Callie (Roark) Patton.

He was a veteran of the Army. He worked in the mines in Picher and surrounding areas before joining B.F. Goodrich and retired in 1985.

He married Velma VonMoss on Sept. 9, 1950, in Cardin. She survives,
of the home.

Additional survivors include three sons and their wives, William D. Patton
of Joplin, David Lee and Melissa Patton of Commerce and John Amos and wife Tracy Patton of Miami; two daughters, Jalene Benedict and her husband Jerry and Julie A. Patton, all of Miami; one brother,
Henry Patton of Miami; one sister, Marie Marlow of Wyandotte; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jay Dee Patton Jr.; three brothers
and three sisters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce.

The Rev. Bill Bissell and the Rev. Jerry Von Moss will officiate.

Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami.

The American Legion Post No. 147 Funeral Detail will conduct military honors.