Don was born in Searcy, Arkansas to Ruby Jean (Walton) and Donald Dean Patton. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his wife Kathleen; sons, Jeff Patton, Grant McClendon; daughters, Meagan Gentry; Rachel McClendon; grandchildren, Aedan and Mia Hutton, Ian, Eli and Olivia Patton; two brothers, Bill Patton, Greg Patton; sister, Kaye Blackmon; Aunt, Marian McFarland; and many other family members and friends. Don never met a stranger, had perfectly polished shoes, and was always on the go. He will be deeply missed by all. Services to celebrate his life will be 2:00 pm, Friday, September 18, 2015 at Church of the Servant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or American Heart Association.