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Walter Thomas Patton

SoVaNow.com / May 15, 2018


Walter Thomas Patton, “Bay Bay”, son of the late Spotwood and Elnora Terry, was born on March 17, 1960, in Vance County, N.C., and died Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his residence.

At an early age, Walter professed his love for the savior, Jesus Christ, was baptized and joined the Island Hill United Church of Christ, where he remained as a member. He received his education from the Mecklenburg County Public Schools. He worked in various job capacities to include CDL truck driver for Felton Brothers, bus driver for Mecklenburg County Public Schools; Burlington Industries in Clarksville, and Oxford; Brodnax Mills and retiring from Jones Apparel, after health complications.

Walter’s hobbies included fishing, going to car races, going to the football games watching his brother, Willie play and spending time with his family, was one of the things he enjoyed most.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories his mother: Louise T. Hayes, of South Hill; two sisters: Bertha T. Allen (Marvin, Sr.) of Oxford and Perkethia P. Chavis of Boydton; one brother: Willie Lewis Hayes of South Hill; one nephew: Marvin Allen Jr., of Oxford; one niece: Mikayla Farrar of Boydton; a ste-daughter: Markila Hutcherson of Richmond; one uncle: Fitzhugh Le Terry; a devoted friend: Linda Patton and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were two brothers: John and James Patton.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at Carter’s Funeral Home Chapel.

Services are entrusted to Carter’s Funeral Home.

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