Barbara Sutton Patton

September 26, 1934June 7, 2018

Barbara Sutton Patton went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2018. She was born on September 26, 1934, in Huntsville, to Gladys Gibson and J. Willard Sutton of Centerville where they were living at the time operating a family sawmill business.

Barbara graduated from Chireno High School and Baylor University. She taught elementary schools in Waco, Port Arthur, and Fort Worth before her marriage in 1964 to William Orland (Bill) Patton, Jr., who survives her. Later, she helped in the family business, Branch-Patton Appliance Center, by operating their first computerized bookkeeping system.

Barbara is survived by their three children: Mark Patton and wife Teresa, Anne Locknane and husband Justin of San Antonio, and Tom Patton and fiancée Heather Kemp. She loved her grandchildren: Alexandra and Harrison Patton and Savannah and Carson Osborn. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Ashley, brothers, Jerry Sutton and Kenneth Sutton and sister-in-law, Florence Patton. Her special caregivers were Rhonda Pruitt and Henrietta Johnson.

Mrs. Patton was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church where she served on the vestry, Altar Guild, participated in Bible studies, and contributed in many other capacities. She was also a member of the Literati Club, Sterne-Hoya Board, the Great Little Cooks, reading and bridge clubs, and other social groups. Barbara was an avid tennis player and loved water-skiing.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. A reception will follow at her home.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Davis, III, Jeff Davis, John Green, George Millard, III, Kurt Sutton, and Stephen Sutton.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Memorial gifts may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 1430 N. Mound Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.


  • Christ Episcopal Church


  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 10, 2018

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