Samuel C. Patton, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Capitol Care Center in Springfield.
He was born on March 20, 1923 in Springfield, the son of the late Stanley M. and Marie Patton. He married Betty G. DeFraties on Oct. 19, 1947 in Springfield and she survives.
Mr. Patton was a self-employed attorney. He was a member of the Elks Club in Springfield. Prior to that he had been a member of the Springfield Jaycees. He also was a former member of Illini Country Club and was an avid golfer. He attended Lincoln College of Law in Springfield and was admitted to the Bar in 1952. He also served as corporation counsel for the city of Springfield for 2 terms.
Besides his wife, Betty, he is survived by 2 sons, Todd C. (wife Kimora) Patton of Yonkers, NY, and Craig Dow Patton of Springfield. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Eleanor Powers, Betty Fahs, and Norma Daily.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield. Private burial will take place at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial services will be held on October 1, 2011 at 1 pm at Central Baptist Church in Springfield.