Thomas R. Patton, Jr.
The Kansas City Star,
Thursday, November 25, 1982

Thomas R. Patton Jr., 54, died Tuesday in a nursing home at 17451 E. Medical Center Parkway, Independence, where he lived. He was born in Topeka and had lived in this area most of his life. Mr. Patton was a meat cutter for Balls Price Chopper in Lee's Summit and earlier had worked for the Kroger Cp. for 30 years. He was a member of the Raytown Congregation of the Reorgnaized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a member of Local 576 of the Meat Cutters Union and a member of the Missouri Beekeepers Association and the Midwestern Beekeepers Association. He was a Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He leaves two daughters, Miss Bobbi Patton, Kansas City, and Mrs. Marsha K. Reese, Independence; two brothers, Paul Patton, Kansas City, Kan., and Bill Patton, Kingman, Ariz; a sister, Mrs. Jean Miller, Kansas City; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Carlson Independence Chapel; burial in Bethel Cemetery, Leavenworth. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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