Walter “Pat” Patton

Walter “Pat” Patton, 97, passed away peacefully June 25, 2019 in Winter Park, Florida surrounded by family.

Born in Dadeville, Alabama, Pat was a man of integrity, and was dedicated to his country, his family, and his church. He was responsible and disciplined and served everyone with a generous and loving spirit.

After graduating from Auburn University in 1943, with a degree in Chemical Engineering, he served in the Marine Corp. for 23 years, retiring as Lt. Colonel. He was trained in Radar Engineering at MIT and Harvard after which he served in the Pacific in WWII. Later with the China Marine division he was one of the last men out of China and earned a China Service Medal. 

After Guided Missile School at Fort Bliss, he was a Project Officer for several missile programs at White Sands Missile Range setting 3 high altitude records. 

After moving to Winter Park in 1965, he worked as an Engineer and Manager at Martin Marietta where he retired after 22 years.

He is survived by his wife, Hattie “Bunny” Patton, his 2 children John Patton and Mary Dugan, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service to be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2pm at First United Methodist of Winter Park, 125 Interlachen Ave.

In lieu of flowers, his family is asking for donations to be made in his name to Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. www.fumch.org, 51 Children’s Way, Enterprise, Florida, 32725