Waynesville – Orie Benion Patton, 87, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mildred Shope Patton. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Betty Russell, Evelyn Russell, Helen Lowe and Hilda Rhinehart; and four brothers, Cecil Patton, Jack Patton, Charles Patton and Billy Patton.
He is survived by two sisters, Pauline Russell of Waynesville and Mary Patton of Canton; and special nephews, W. P. “Skipper” Russell and Cecil Patton, Jr., who were Orie’s caregivers.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 17 from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.
The care of Mr. Patton has been entrusted to Cremation Care by Wells and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.cremationcarebywells.com.