John “Jack” L. Patten, 84, of Butler, PA, went to be with the Lord on October 23, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, PA.
He was born February 21, 1936 in Butler, PA to the late Homer A. Patten and the late Margaret Sutliffe Patten.
Jack worked as a Food Services Director for Butler Area School District, retired in 1993. He enjoyed woodworking and cake decorating. Jack was a member of Community Alliance Church and Southernaires Southern Gospel Group.
Jack is survived by his wife, Merna L. (Green) Patten, who he married on April 8, 1955; one son, John L (Susan) Patten, II of Conshohocken, PA; one daughter, Jacqueline (Ken) McFarland of Williamsburg, VA; two grandchildren, Jennifer (John) Smethurst of Williamsburg, VA, and Lindsay (Jeff) Carico of Lynchburg, VA; two great-grandchildren, Annie and Rylee Smethurst of Williamsburg, VA, and Rylee McFarland of Williamsburg, VA; two step grandchildren, Colleen (Josh) Candee of Coatesville, PA, and Harry (Christine) Ireland of Havertown, PA; and two step-great-grandchildren, Peyton and Brady Ireland of Havertown, PA; sisters-in-law, Margie VanGorder, Joyce Shaw, Carol Bowen and Teresa Green; brothers-in-law, Dave Shaw and Ron Bowen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Kummer; sister-in-law, Norma Huber; brothers-in-law, Norman Kummer, Harold Huber, Jim Green, Jack VanGorder; and a niece, Vickie Hopson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Burial will take place in the Butler County Memorial Park.
Arrangements are being handled by Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler, PA 16001.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.