Elbert J. “Buster” Patton, 80, of Grapeland, passed away at his home, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Buster was born in Happy Holler, April 21, 1937 to Walter Patton and Lillie Turner Patton. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #21 A.F. & A.M. Buster worked as a welder for over 30 years for Parker Brothers in Houston and Young’s Welding in Crockett for 10 years. After retiring, he was ordained as a minister and served as Associate Pastor for Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church in Crockett and became a CNA for ETMC Hospital for eight years.
Buster is survived by his children, Billy Patton, Carolyn Carroll and husband, Buck, Tommy Patton and wife, Donna, Donald Patton and wife, Anita, Jason Patton and wife, Lisa; grandchildren, Josh, Jon, B. J., Amanda, Susan, Jessica, Christi, Nikki, Jeanne, Tommy Joe, Misty, Jimmy, Jennifer, Julie, Emilee, Sarah, Maddy, Tiffany, Ely, Leah, Quinton, Shasta, Alan, Jordan; thirty-three great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris Grigg and husband, John. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lillie Patton; daughters, Joyce Ferguson, Sissy Patton; grandsons, Clint Ferguson, Daniel Patton, Donald Barber; great-great-grandson, Bradlee Patton; and thirteen brothers and sisters.
Funeral services for Elbert J. “Buster” Patton were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Harvest Church with Bro. Jim Bob Gunnels and Bro. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment followed at Milligan Cemetery. The family received visitors 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday at Harvest Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.