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Patton, Ronald B.

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July 28, 1933 - July 12, 2013

Patton, Ronald B.

Ronald Bryan Patton, age 79, of Dallas, Texas passed away Friday morning, July 12, 2013 at Medical City Dallas surrounded by his family.  Born July 28, 1933, in Cleburne, Texas, he was the son of the late Jennings Bryan Patton and Alma Bernice Clark Patton.

Ron attended school in Mexia, Texas.  After graduation from high school, he attended Sam Houston State College.  After a brief time at college, he joined the United States Marine Corp and served his country for 8 years.  After leaving the Marine Corp, he attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with an electrical engineering degree.  He had a long career in the electronics industry and later became a salesman.  In his spare time, he also enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and earned a black belt in martial arts.

He is survived by his partner of 21 years, Colleen Wirt, along with two children; Mark of Norman, Oklahoma and Kendall of Dallas, Texas, and grandson, Bryan Cole of Kingston, Oklahoma.

Funeral services for Ronald will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.

A memorial service will be held at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church on 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas, 75220 at 11:00 AM., following the DFW National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Ronald’s name to Disabled American Veterans at: https://secure3.convio.net/dav/site/Donation2?df_id=8880&8880.donation=form1&utm_expid=74024603-3.CUsj5t3YT9W1EtvhT76xSw.1&8138.donation=form1

Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Tx 75238
214.340.8008

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Anthony & Corina Wild

July 30, 2013 12:45PM

We are sorry to hear of Ron's passing our prayers go out to you and all of the family and friends that where touched by Ron's life.


Helen Cook Abercrombie

July 27, 2013 3:09PM

What a precious little boy Ronnie was growing up in Mexia, Texas!!! His Parents & min were best friends - they enjoyed many hours of bridge together while Ronnie & I were outside "catching lightning bugs & playing! He was loved in our hometown by everyone who knew him & everyone in town was his friend! Ronnie told me in an email once that "he had a personal crush on me all of his life" which thrilled me so much since "I was an older woman" - thank you Rinnie for that! I was so proud of the fact that he was a Marine for 8 Years during the Korean War & he was so proud to serve his country ! Now, you're with your sweet Mother & Daddy & your sister, Coleen
My sympathy & love to your 2 Sons & your Coleen
I will always miss you & always love you!
Semper Fi


Lisa Hooper

July 26, 2013 9:15AM

Thinking of you all at this terrible time. May your memories console you.


Art Dickerson

July 25, 2013 1:55PM

Shari, Chris and I feel honored to have known Ron. He was one of the worlds best. Our condolences go tfo you and the family in Texas and Oklahoma.


Stephanie and Seraphina Wirt

July 25, 2013 10:13AM

We want to send our condolences to the family and friends. Ron is one of the kindest and most interesting souls have ever had the honor to meet. His light will live on brightly in our hearts and memories.
Much love and peace


M. W. Clark Jr

July 23, 2013 7:25PM

Colleen and family, I am sorry to
hear of Ron's passing and saddened
to loose a member of our family.
I lived in Jenks,OK. across the
street from his grand parents,Geroge and Daisy Clark.
George, was my dad's brother, so, I
knew Ron at an early age as I was
born in Sept. 1934 and played together when Alma came to visit.
May the good Lord Bless and Keep
You and His Light Shine upon You.
M W


Donald Shea

July 23, 2013 2:15PM

Ron was one of my best friends. I
will miss him very much.


Rick Prindle

July 23, 2013 12:01PM

Ron will be missed here at Connector Specialists. He was a great salesman & a good friend to us all.


Jacqueline Smith

July 23, 2013 11:57AM

Ron was one of the nicest people I have ever worked with. He is the one I called on for all of my computer questions, he was always there to help me in any way he could. I will really miss our telephone conversations about business,family and our holiday plans.


Dale Gish

July 23, 2013 9:05AM

Ron was/is one of my favorite cousins. I did not get to spend quality time with Ron these past few years except through email but fondly remember our younger years when the whole family got together at our grandparents home in Oklahoma.
I will be looking forward to our next meeting.