William Meredith Patton was born on October 14, 1953 in Newellton, LA to his parents Harvey Herd Patton, JR and Pauline Meredith Patton. He finished his work on earth on June 3, 2019 in Columbia, LA surrounded by his girls and best friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
Meredith grew up the ultimate country boy, spending time with close friends, showing animals for FFA, hunting and fishing and playing slow pitch softball with his “boys'. He graduated from Newellton High School and attended Louisiana Tech University for two years before returning home to pursue his passion in farming. Even all these years later, he studied every field he passed to make a judgment on the crops planted.
Meredith moved to Columbia in 1995 to be close to his cousins and work at Hogan Energy. This began a tradition of cooking “stuff” at the cookshed and you never knew what concoction he and his cousins would come up with next. In 2005 Meredith began his final career as a pipefitter. He was able to travel all over the United States and made a new family with all the men he traveled and worked with through out the years.
Meredith is survived by his wife Dana Gregory Patton, his mother Pauline Meredith Patton, children Danielle Patton, Chelsea Bailes (Jacob), Zachary Patton, Morgan Poole (Jordy) and MacKenzie Patton; brother Harvey Patton and wife Marion who was more like a sister; his father and mother-in-law David and Denise Gregory, sister-in -law Dori Duchesne (Randall) and brother-in-law Heath Gregory; grandchildren Lailah, Kemree, Maelee and Canaan Green, Cullen and Bryson Bailes, Karmen and Kole Stewart and Ennslee and Clayton Poole, seven nephews whom he adored ,numerous nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews and cousins. He is also survived by the most special friends, Speck and Martha Graham who showed that true friendship comes with no limits.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Outreach Baptist Church, 7012 Highway 4 West, Columbia, Louisiana. Bro. C R Martin and Thomas Patton will officiate.