Msgt. T.J. Patton Jr.
Msgt. T.J. Patton, Jr. (Ret), age 74, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and was preceded by Bill and Margaret Shelley.
Msgt. Patton was born in Jonesville, VA, on June 24, 1943. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s from St. Leo University.
T.J. had a great love for fishing, baseball and the outdoors. He was a Vietnam veteran and purple heart recipient throughout his 23 years as a United States Marine. T.J. was also a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
His wife of 43 years, family, and friends will lovingly remember Msgt. T.J. Patton, Jr. with a private service which will be held at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Rose Plantation in Fruitland Park. Call Beyers Funeral Home for more information. Memorial donations in T.J.’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org