Obituary for Donald Melvin "Big D" Patton Jr.
Donald Melvin “Big D” Patton Jr., 55, of Comer, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Born in Athens, he was a son of Marie Nix Covington and the late Donald Melvin “Duck” Patton Sr. He was a truck driver for years and most recently worked for Enterprise Trucking. He enjoyed fishing, racing and UGA football. Most importantly, he will be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Jewel Patton and M.C. and Anner Nix.
Survivors include his mother, Marie Nix Covington; wife, Tonya Collins; daughter, Shannon Patton Mathis (Roger); brother, Tommy Patton (Kelly); grandson, Roger “Roper” Mathis III; niece, Morgan Patton and nephew, Hunter Patton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Lord and Stephens, Danielsville with Rev. Rick Lewis and Rev. Donna Arrowood officiating. Interment will follow at Vineyard’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Parker, Ralph Garrett, Robbie Crook, Josh McCoy, Michael Moore, Mark Smith, Nick Forrester and Donnie Burroughs. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville is in charge of arrangements.