Philip I. Patton


Philip I. Patton, 67, of Brownstown, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 21, 2016, at his residence.

Born Nov. 7, 1948, in Orange County, he was a son of James N. Patton, who preceded him in death, and Elzora Mae Piatt Patton, who survives in Brownstown. On Aug. 6, 1966, he married Marilyn Ballenger, who survives.

Philip had been employed by Cummins Engine Co. as a mechanical journeyman for 37 years.  He enjoyed restoring cars, racing and motorcycle racing. In addition, he was a storyteller to everyone including his grandchildren. He was a member of Brownstown Christian Church.

Other survivors include two children, Natalie (Glen) McGinnis and Mike (Tammy) Patton;  five brothers, Roger (Donna) Patton, Michael (Nancy) Patton, Steve (Tami) Patton, Ken (Sherrie) Patton and Kevin (Mary) Patton;  a half brother, Daniel Patton; two sisters, Linda (Victor) Greenwell, Kay (Joe) Phillips; a half  sister, Teri Wheeler; six grandchildren, Shana (Nate) Jackson, Michaela Patton, Madison McGinnis, Brian (Katie) Vetter, Brandon (Brittney) Vetter and Andrew McGinnis; and four great-grandchildren, Keegan Fish, Kami Vetter, Kaylee Jackson and Payton Jackson.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Matthew Allen Patton.

The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Brownstown Christian Church with Gary Morning officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 until the time of service at the church.

Memorials may be given to Brownstown Christian Church’s Move That Mountain fund.