Don W. Patton

January 4, 1940October 15, 2021

Don W. Patton, age 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Don was born in Palmer, Tennessee and grew up in the Chattanooga area. He was a retired painter. Don was a longtime member of Silverdale Baptist Church. Don at one time served on the pit crew for Friday Hassler’s NASCAR team. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved Jesus and his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Sarah H. Patton; parents, Carl and Novella Patton and brother, Larry Patton.

Don is survived by his children, Ricky Smith, Eric (Stacy) Patton, Chad (Michelle) Patton, Ray (Sue Ann) Daughtrey, and Vickie (Jimmy) Banks; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon till 1 pm on Monday, October 18, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will follow at 1 pm, Monday, at the North Chapel with Dr. John Burkett officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks, and all CDC measures be followed at the funeral home and cemetery.


  • Ricky Smith, son
  • Eric Patton (Stacy), son
  • Chad Patton (Michelle), son
  • Ray Daughtrey (Sue Ann), son
  • Vickie Banks (Jimmy), daughter
  • Sarah H. Patton, wife of 32 years (deceased)
  • Carl and Novella Patton, parents (deceased)
  • Larry Patton, brother (deceased)
  • Don is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

  • Carl Ray Daughtrey, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Daughtrey, Pallbearer
  • Wes Daughtrey, Pallbearer
  • Hunter Ford, Pallbearer
  • Corey Lee, Pallbearer



  • Visitation

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • A Celebration of Don's Life

    Monday, October 18, 2021


  • Burial


Don W. Patton

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Mike Shadrick

October 18, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Don's passing. Prayers for the Family.
A relative from Palmer, TN
Mike Shadrick

David Patton

October 18, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Don's passing.

He was a first cousin of mine and I extend my sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

David Patton
Palmer Town Historian

james cain

October 18, 2021

Praying for Don's family, grew up in North Chattanooga. Jim Cain

Vickie Banks

October 16, 2021

Rest in peace paw and give mom a big hug from the family. We love you both❤