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Gerald F. Patton

FORT MILL -- Gerald F. Patton, 77, of Fort Mill, passed away Nov. 15, 2007, from lung cancer.

He was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, where he loved to volunteer with the Youth programs and help in the church kitchen. Most of Gerald's free time was spent at his church. He was also an avid fisherman.

Gerald is predeceased by his oldest son, Brett Patton. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley Patton and their children, Bart (Marybeth) Patton of Rochester, N.Y., Anna Margaret Davidson of Long Island, N.Y., and Paula (Jim) Masotti of Pottstown, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, Krystle, Amanda, Brittany, Kelly, Brett M., Emily, Irena, Eryn, William, Sydney, James and Jonathan; one great-grandchild, Hannah; one daughter-in-law, Laurie (Kelly) Lyons of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Nancy (Dick) Henning of Columbus, Ohio; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 13110 Moss Road, Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or to Grace Community Church,