March 28, 1938 – February 16, 2015
Melvin Lyndon Patton, 76, of Sebastian, Fla., formerly of Kansas City, passed away February 16, 2015 in Sebastian.
Melvin was born on March 28, 1938 in Vero Beach, Fla., to Willie F. Patton and Madge May (Dills) Patton. He was united in marriage on March 17, 1961 to Roberta Dianne Hamilton, who survives him.
He served his country in the U.S. Army. Melvin retired from the Ford Motor Company Claycomo assembly plant after 30 years of service.
Melvin enjoyed music and singing. He loved being with his family and sharing stories.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Roberta D. Patton of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin Patton and Kim of Independence, Mo.; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; three brothers, Harry Patton of Melbourne, Fla., Bert Patton of Sebastian, Fla., and Troy Patton of Palm Bay, Fla.; a sister, Ann Agent (Don) of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and numerous other family members.
Melvin was preceded in death by a son, Paul Baker; his parents, Willie F. and Madge M. Patton; brothers, Tommy Patton, John Patton and Pat Patton; two sisters, Mary Joiner and an infant sister who died at birth.
The family will greet friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo., and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Trenton Church of The Nazerene in Trenton, Mo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with The Reverend Steve Bramblett officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery, Modena, Mo.
I am grateful for the life of Mr. Patton. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.