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William Dean Patton

January 19, 1937 ~ December 12, 2021 (age 84)


William Dean Patton was born on January 19, 1937 in Waldo Arkansas to the parents

of Eartie and Clara (Moore) Patton, both who preceded him in death. One daughter, Tracy Ann Patton of Waldo, Ark. preceded him in death. Two brothers Morris Jamerson of Waldo, Ark. and Willie Floyd Jamerson of Victorville, Ca. also preceded him in death and sisters, Wyvnee Patton Fuller of Detroit, Michigan and Shirley Patton Hourston of Sterling, Michigan.


William attended the Waldo Westside High School and finished with honors, receiving a four year academic scholarship to Arkansas State University.

William gave his scholarship to his cousin Viola Patton and decided to join the Navy in 1955 and served four years. While serving, he married his high school sweetheart, Lillie Jean Alexander in Dallas, Texas. After the Navy, William and Lillie moved to Los Angeles, Ca.


William worked on three jobs for 39 years (10 years with All American Nut Co., 23 years with Bunge Foods and 6 years with Clark County School District). 


William attended Los Angeles Southwest College where he received a degree of Associate in Art and in 1974 he made 

President Honor Roll and in 1976 he made Dean's Honor List.


William's spiritual life began in Waldo, Arkansas. He was baptized into the Church of Christ in 1953. He placed membership in 1970 with Southside Church of Christ in Los Angeles, Ca.

In 1997 he placed membership with Oakey Blvd. Church of Christ, Las Vegas, NV.

He was a great worker in the church, always teaching others how to be saved. Later becoming an Elder, April 2011 until May 2020.


William was a good Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. He leaves to cherish his memories, his faithful and devoted loving wife of 63 years, Lillie J. Alexander Patton, two daughters, Denette R. Patton Harvey (Michael) of Las Vegas, NV., Necole T. Patton Mitchell (Kenneth) of Las Vegas, NV., One brother, Curtis Patton and sisters Christine Patton Jones (Robert) of Detroit, Michigan, Emma J. Patton of Florida, Mildred Patton Reese (John) of Hampton, Georgia, Ernestine Patton Bowden of Alabama, Earnestine Jamerson, Opal Jamerson Goldman both of Los Angeles, Ca., Margaret L. Jamerson Dright of Carson, Ca., Merlene Jamerson Smith of Waldo, Arkansas, Geneva Alexander Henry of Mesa, AZ., two grandsons, Jamar D. Veal of Las Vegas, NV. and Jeremy D. Veal of Orange County, Ca., three Great-Grandchildren, Darnell D. Veal, Jamar Anthony Veal and Lina C. Veal, all of Las Vegas, NV.

Sister-in-law, Ellen White Jamerson of Atlanta, Ga., Brother-in-law, Theotis Alexander (Norma) of Las Vegas, NV., cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and all saints that are in Christ Jesus and host of friends.

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