Carl A. Patton

BORN AND RAISED IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE CARL ALLEN WAS THE FOURTH CHILD BORN TO THE UNION OF THE LATE WILLIAM PATTON, II AND RUBY SUE GRIFFIN PATTON.HE ATTENDED PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CHATTANOOGA AND GRADUATED FROM HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL IN 1963. AFTER SPENDING SEVERAL YEARS IN THE U.S. ARMY, HE PROGRESSED TO RECEIVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, A M.A.. DEGREE FROM FISK UNIVERSITY AND ACQUIRED ADDITIONAL STUDY TOWARDS THE PURSUIT OF A PHD AT ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. HE PASSED PEACEFULLY WITH FAMILY AT HIS BED SIDE ON NOVEMBER 21, 2022 IN MURFREESBORO, TN.  CARL ALLEN WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED TO BETTY L. ALLEN PATTON, WHO TOGETHER PARENTED TWO CHILDREN, WILLIAM A. PATTON (BILLY) (COMPANION, ADRIENNE GOINES) AND PYSCHE ZONDRA PATTON (ZANNIE). HE WAS MOST RECENTLY MARRIED TO MINNIE PATTON.

PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH WERE BROTHERS: PAT PATRICK PATTON (OLLIE), WILLIAM PATTON III, (BA BROTHER) AND SISTER, GRACE LEE PATTON JOHNSON. CHERISHING HIS MEMORY ARE SISTERS: CATHERINE PATTON COTHRAN, CHATTANOOGA (WIFE OF THE LATE RALPH H. COTHRAN, FIRST BLACK CHIEF OF POLICE OF CHATTANOOGA), BARBARA L. PATTON, MURFREESBORO, TN, VANESSA D. PATTON PETERSON (HENRY) INDIANAPOLIS, IN AND BROTHER, DR.GERALD W. PATTON, (LINDA) RANCHO MIRAGE, CA.GRANDCHILDREN: WILLIAM A. PATTON, JR., KEIARA PATTON (DECEASED), TERRANCE QUARLES (TJ), DECARLO QUARLES; GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: HEAVENLY PATTON, TAYLOR PATTON AND TRISTAN QUARLES. NIECES: MADRINNA BURNEY, CYZANNE COTHRAN TOLBERT, KAREN PATTON DIXIE, STEPHANIE SESSOMS MIDGETT, BETHANY PETERSON GIBSON AND LAKISHA JOHNSON; NEPHEWS: STEPHEN COTHRAN, HENRY L. PETERSON, JR., VINCENT SHROPSHIRE, KERRY SHROPSHIRE, DAVID COTHRAN AND GERMOND C. PATTON. GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS, FIRST COUSINS, COUSINS AND FRIENDS WILL TRULY MISS HIM.OUR DEAR BROTHER, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT GRANDFATHER, UNCLE, COUSIN AND FRIEND, CARL ALLEN PATTON, WILL BE LAID TO REST DURING A GRAVESIDE SERVICE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2022, 9AM, AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE VETERANS CEMETERY, 7931 MCCRORY LANE, NASHVILLE, TN 37221, WE CELEBRATE CARL ALLEN'S LIFE AND WILL CHERISH HIS MEMORY FOREVER.