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On December 29, 2016, Douglas McArthur Patton passed away from a stroke-related illness at home with his wife, Kate.
Doug was born in Ashland, Kentucky, the eldest child of Henry Stuart Patton and Lockie (Wright) Patton of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.
On May 5, 1962, Doug married Kathryn Borders in Columbus, Ohio, where he worked at Western Electric. He retired after 28 years at General Telephone and Electronics (GTE) and then went on to work 15 years at Wal-Mart in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
As proprietor of Low Country Ballistics, he put his heart and soul into the reloading if ammunition and became an NRA handgun and shotgun instructor.
A 50-year Master Mason of Linden Lodge #637 in Columbus, Ohio, Doug proudly achieved a 32nd Degree of Scottish Rite, and was a member of Aladdin Temple Shrine.
Doug is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn Borders Patten; three children, Robin Patton Parker (Maynard) of Fayetteville, Georgia, Darwin Kyle Patton (Michelle) of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, and Christopher Brian Patton (Clarissa) of Port Orchard, Washington. Survivors also include sic grandchildren, Kevin Finnerty, Patrick Patton, Megan Patton, Emily Patton, Matthew Patton and Sarah Patton. He is also survived by one sister, JoAnn Whyte McCoy of St. Cloud, Florida.
On January 28th, 2017, a memorial celebration will be held at The Peanut Warehouse at 107 Main ST, Conway, SC 29526 (843)236-1400. Georgia Cremation 1086 Highway 54, Fayetteville, GA 30214 (770)756-8702 is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at www.GeorgiaCremation.com