Aug. 31, 1925 - Feb. 24, 2013
George W. Patton, 87, of Delphos passed away at 4:35 a.m. Sunday at Primrose Retirement Community in Lima.
He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Delphos to Harry and Zellma (Lutz) Patton, who preceded him in death.
He was united in marriage to Bernice Latham in 1942. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 1996. He then married Dottie McKarney Shetler in 1998, who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2008.
He is survived by two stepdaughters, Sharon Bailey Hanes and Jackie Caprella of Lima; two sisters, Mary Ann Dunlap of Delphos and Maxine Custer of Lima; nieces and nephews; five step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; extended families, the Robinsons and the Hunts.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eris Jones; a brother, Lloyd Patton; and his pet goat.
Mr. Patton was a welder for Ford and also worked for Lima Locomotive. He was a member of the Southside Christian Church of Christ of Delphos, Lima Eagles, the Masons, Airstream Club and Archery Club. He was a Delphos Jefferson High School graduate.
Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Reverend Wanda Werking officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Service begins at 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southside Christian Church of Christ.