Charles Eugene Patton “Gene”, 80, of Eckhart, passed away November 27, 2016 at home with his family by his side.
Born August 19, 1936 in Frostburg to William Albert Patton and Olive Mary (Fram) Patton. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael D. Patton.
Gene was a graduate of Beall High School in 1954 and graduated in 1960 from Frostburg State Teachers College. He was a teacher for 34 years and loved teaching at Valley High School, an Athletic Director and Drivers Ed Teacher. Gene was an avid hunter of deer and squirrel; he loved basketball, old cars, planes and was a Mr. Fix It.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 56 years, Anna Louise (Harris) Patton; three daughters, Anna Jean Merbaugh and husband Ed, Theresa LaPorta and husband Mick, Patty Patton and fiancé David Bittner; grandsons, Todd, Tyler, and Trent Merbaugh and they were dearly loved; a brother, Francis W. Patton and wife Janet, and sister, Rose Dentinger and husband Bill; and several nieces and nephews.