Miles C. Patton

April 7, 1943 – Nov. 8, 2007

Miles C. Patton, 64, of Lebanon, died at his home on Nov. 8, 2007.

He was born April 7, 1943 in Fort Smith, Ark., the son of Joseph and Martha (Williams) Patton. At 10 years of age, he moved with his family from Fort Smith to Watsonville, Calif. He married Margie St. Clair in Watsonville on Oct. 16, 1961.

He worked at Kaiser Refactories in Moss Landing, Calif., until moving to Sweet Home in 1975. He owned the Texaco Service Station in Sweet Home from 1975 until 1984. He moved to Payson, Ariz. for one year where he worked in construction. He moved back to McMinnville in 1985, where he resided until moving to Lebanon in 2000. While living in McMinnville he worked for Cascade Steel Rolling Mills where he earned the position of shipping foreman.

Mr. Patton enjoyed working on his computer, hunting, fishing, woodworking, photography, genealogy, watching movies, traveling, barbecuing, gardening and visiting with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margie Patton of Lebanon; daughters, Shelly Staats of Albany and Kimberly Gibbs of Sweet Home; brother, Manual Patton of Sweet Home; and six grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon, with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Lebanon First Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow at Gilliland Cemetery near Sweet Home.

Huston-Jost Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.