Roy Patton was born at home on December 17, 1925 to William
Thomas Patton and Mary Angeline Sparks Patton. He grew up
in Southern California on the west side of Los Angeles.
He attended school in Gardena and Wilmington, California.
When World War II broke out, Bill left high school early
and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served in the
Pacific on the USS Bunker Hill CV17 as an Aviation Electrician’s
Mate, including the day, May 11, 1945 when the ship was
struck by two kamikaze aircraft, suffering over 600 casualties.
After the war, he went to work for General Telephone Company
in San Bernardino, California where he met and married the
former Frances Trozera. They raised their family in Rialto,
California where they lived until 1982 when they moved to
Bill enjoyed boating, fishing, off-road car racing, and
mostly puttering in his garage where he had every tool imaginable.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Bill is survived by his wife Frances, his children, Nancy
(Kerry) Nielson of Boston, MA, Judy (Robert) Hansen of Albuqueque,
NM, and son Bill (Suzan) Patton of Cedar Hills, UT, 10 grandchildren
and 23 great grandchildren plus 1 pending.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015,
at 10:00 am at the Warenski Funeral Home Chapel, 1776 North
900 East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call
from 9:00 to 9:45 on Saturday prior to the service. Interment
will take place in the Lindon City Cemetery.