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Thomas A. Patton, Sr.

November 8, 1931 - May 5, 2020

Thomas A. Patton, Sr., age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Born in Cecilton, MD on November 8, 1931, he was a son of the late Anthony and Ethel (Patten) Patton. Thomas proudly served in the U.S. Army in the First Cavalry Division during the Korean War. He then worked as the produce department supervisor at A & P Grocery Stores for 34 years. Thomas loved to entertain his family and friends, he always had a joke to tell or a magic trick for his grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoyed going fishing.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary (Cullen) Patton; second wife, Bette (Betham) Patton; and siblings, Robert Patton and James Patton. He is survived by his children, Judith M. Graham (Walter) of Middletown, Thomas A. Patton, Jr. (Barbara) of New Castle, Robert D. Patton (Gail) of Newark and Karen Patton of Milford; siblings, Mary Kachmar of Wilmington and Terry Patton of Florida; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomas’ memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.


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11 Condolences for Thomas A. Patton, Sr.

  • You will be dearly missed I love you poppop.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God be with you and strengthen you during this time.

  • So sorry for your loss. I will always remember your dad as such a nice and also funny guy. And I will always appreciate that your parents opened their home to me and always treated me as one of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Shirley Marrs

  • Judy, Tom, Robert and families.
    I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Toms passing.Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys.

  • You will forever be loved & always be missed. Love you Pop Pop.

  • Sorry for your loss. You and your fasmily are in my prayers. Fran

  • Sorry for your loss. Praying for the peace of God to strength and encourage you during these difficult times. Fran

  • So very sorry to hear of Uncle Tommy passing. I always enjoyed his company and know he will be missed.

  • Tom, Judy, Robert and family, I am sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing your father and do remember his jokes and magic tricks very well. He will be missed by a great number of people I am sure. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family and will always be close if you want to talk. I know the loss of a parent also and the hole it leaves in our lives, we have to believe that our loved ones have gone to a better place and will watch over us from above. RIP SR.

  • Tom was my late husband’s brother and a great guy.He enjoyed life and his family. We spent many happy times with him. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Dear Uncle Tommy. Although I haven’t seen you in years, I’ll never forget you. I remember you as a kind, “accepting of all” and unique man. That’s what I loved about you. You stood out and were non-judge mental. I remember the Patton parties and you in your rodeo cow ties and fancy belt buckles making everyone laugh. You’ll always be special to me and my family and we’ll never forget you. You are now with your loved ones that have passed before you and at peace. What could be better than that? Love you Uncle Tommy.