Obituaries

Jerry Patton captained the first soccer team at Argos HS; passed away Saturday

Argos is certainly known for soccer.  A member of the first Argos HS soccer team has passed away.

 

Jerry Patton, 73, of Bourbon, passed away on February 6, 2021 at 11:52 a.m. following a very sudden illness.

 

On August 7, 1947 in Rochester, Indiana he was born to Mart C. Patton and Janet (Nesmith) Patton. Jerry lived all of his life in the Marshall County area. 

 

On December 31, 1999 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee he married Kimberly Welty, and together they shared the past 22 years.

 

Jerry worked for Valley Sanitation after retiring from Fairmont Homes in Nappanee, Indiana.

 

He graduated from Argos High School with the class of 1965 and was co-captain of the first Argos High School soccer team. In his younger days Jerry enjoyed scuba diving, motorcycle racing, fishing, spending time with family, and teaching them to enjoy the outdoors and how to play sports.

 

He was also a valued member of the Argos Izaak Walton League and of the American Legion Post #424, Bourbon, Indiana. To this day he enjoyed spending time with his wife, Kim and with his family.

 

Jerry is survived by his wif,  Kimberly Patton.

 

Daughters – Tana Garver and husband Patrick of Forest, Indiana; Tracy Williams and husband Michael of Rochester, Indiana; and Lisa Patton of Plymouth, Indiana

 

9 Grandchildren    5 Great Grandchildren

 

Mother – Janet Patton of Argos, Indiana

Sisters – Barbara Carlson of Rochester, Indiana; and Linda Ransom of South Bend

 

Brother – Mark Patton of Argos

 

Step-Children  Andrea Allen of Warsaw, Indiana; Melissa Dowell and husband John of Plymouth, Indiana; 

and Bryan Long of Bourbon, Indiana; 15 step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren

 

He is preceded in death by his father; and brothers – Darrel, Randy, Jeff, and David Patton

 

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana.

 

A post on the Argos Boys Soccer Twitter page reads:  The thoughts and prayers from everyone in the Argos Soccer community are with the family, friends, and colleagues of our first co-captain and MVP Jerry Patton, following his passing. Patton helped lead the Dragons in our second ever season to an undefeated finish in 1964.

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