Paul Edwin Patton

December 14, 2019

CHARLOTTE – Paul Edwin Patton, 84, died Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center.  Paul was born December 13, 1935, son of the late Gilbert Smith Patton and Mary Neal Rockett Patton.  He grew up in Charlotte and attended Central High School, graduating in the Class of 1954 and then Clemson University, with a degree in Industrial Design.  He spent his entire career as a Manufacturer’s Representative for G.S. Patton & Associates, a company founded by his father.  Paul also served in the Air National Guard for six years.

Paul will be remembered for his love of nature and the great outdoors.  He enjoyed countless hours at his farm in York County where he epitomized the definition of a true “gentleman farmer”.  He thoroughly enjoyed his animal companions, particularly his dogs and horses.  This love, however, was exceeded by his love of and devotion to his family, including his extended family.  A devoted husband, Paul enjoyed fifty-seven wonderful years with his wife, Sue.

In addition to his wife, Sue, Paul is survived by his two daughters, Ashton Patton Goodfield and her husband, Jim, of Boston, MA, and Julie Patton Evans and her husband, Carlisle, of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Laura and Ellie Goodfield, and Patton and Carlisle Evans; two sisters, Mary Jo Nelson and her husband, Forrest, and Miriam Bundy and her husband, Clayton, all of Charlotte.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Myers Park United Methodist Church with the Reverend Bill Roth officiating.  A reception will follow in Jubilee Hall.

Memorials may be sent to Myers Park United Methodist Church – Jubilee Plus Fund, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207, or to Hopewell Baptist Church – Music Ministry, 511 Old Chester Road, Blacksburg, SC 29702.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Effie Singas

    Dear Ashton and Jimmy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences Ashton. May your memories of your Dad comfort you in this difficulty time. May his memory be everlasting.



  • Yvonne Serres Willard

    We are truly saddened to hear this news. I am glad that Brett and I got to meet Paul at Ashton and Jim’s wedding. What a beautiful family you have - a true testament to Paul and Sue’s love and guidance. May his memory be eternal.

  • Jean B Skidmore

    Dear Sue, Ashton, Julie and families,
    We were so sad to learn of your loss. We remember the happy Charlotte Latin days. Bill and I still live in Hearthstone, so we think of you every time we pass your house. Sending prayers for comfort. Cherish your memories. With love, Jean and Bill Skidmore

  • Tom & Claire Blicker

    Julie, We are so very sorry to hear of the great loss of your father. Our prayers go out to you, Carlisle and the children as well as to your sister and your mother Sue. You are all in our prayers.
    Claire & Tom