William Claude Patton

December 12, 1939March 31, 2019

William Claude Patton, age 79, of Oak Island, NC passed away on Sunday the thirty first of March 2019 in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, Bolivia, NC.

Born in Alamance County, NC on the twelfth of December 1939, William was a son of the late William Jennings and Gladys Spoon Patton. He was a retired Vice President of Baker Construction.

Surviving are his loving daughter, Kelly Patton Darnell and husband Christopher Darnell of Bozeman, MT; brother, John Robert Patton and wife Jeanette H. Patton of Spartanburg, SC. A celebration of life will be held at 12 noon to 2:00pm, on May 4th, at the Oak Island Deli and Pub, 5422 E. Oak Island Drive , Oak Island, NC. It will be an informal gathering to celebrate and remember a dear friend, brother, loving father and charismatic individual.

The family requests with gratitude that monetary donations be made in his name to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.


4 May

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Oak Island Deli and Pub

5422 E. Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465


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Deborah Weir

April 21, 2019

Many years of fond memories. Sorry I will be unable to attend the memorial. Rest In Peace my dear friend. 💕

Deborah Brown Weir

Anna & Keith Stocum

April 20, 2019

So sad to learn that our sweet "Little Bill" has passed. Bill was a dear friend of mine, meeting him thru his work with Baker Construction. He was one of a kind for sure! He loved golf, the beach and his Wolfpack. After I moved to OKI, I introduced him to a co-worker of mine (Ellen) and the rest was history. You and Ellen stood up with Keith & me when we married in 2007. Such wonderful memories. You will be missed, but heaven has gained a priceless angel. May peace & comfort surround the family now and always.