Charlie Lee Patton Jr. 1929 - 2007 Lawrence
Funeral services for Charlie Lee Patton Jr., 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mr. Patton died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.He was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Charlie Sr. and Louise Wheaton Ratliff Patton.Mr. Patton was a horticulturist/groundskeeper at Kansas University and retired in 1995. He was a member of Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrence, where he sang in the church choir and the men's chorus.He married Nora Lee Ball in June 1946 in Olathe. She preceded him in death.Survivors include a daughter, Marsha Bigelow, Denver; two sons, Gerald L. and Stanley R., both of Denver; two stepdaughters, Willine Turner and Justine Burton, Lawrence; a sister, Betty Glover, Seattle; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Patton was preceded in death by a daughter, a son and a brother and sister.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Patton.