Robert O. Patton, age 85, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
Born April 27, 1927 in Putnam County, he was the son of Robert D. and Vivian A. (Owens) Patton.
He was a 1945 graduate of Greencastle High School and had attended DePauw University.
He married Wanda J. (Oler) Patton on Sept. 21, 1946, and she preceded him in death on May 21, 2008.
He had served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Robert had been a shop technician for IBM Corp. in Greencastle for 33 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Raccoon Methodist Church, Raccoon, Ind., VFW Post 1550, and the American Legion Post 58, both of Greencastle.
Survivors include his daughters, Pamela S. (David) Sutherlin of Cloverdale, and Lori A. (Bob) Thompson of Newport Richey, Fla.; a son, Robert Dale (Anita) Patton of Winchester, Va.; three grandsons, Brandon (Katie) Bennett of Greencastle, Kenneth (Rachael) Patton of Shippensburg, Pa., and Keith (fiancee' Stephanie Kennedy) Patton of York Springs, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Jolene Patton, Luke Patton, Ella Patton and Jimmy Bennett.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Chaplain Ron Turner officiating.
Interment will follow with military rites at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. Saturday until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the American Heart Association.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family c/o www.bittlesandhurt.com.