James Kenneth Patty

Published 8:16 pm Friday, January 27, 2012

January 26, 2012

SUFFOLK — James Kenneth Patty, 75, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce P. Patty. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Cora L. Hudgins and William Turner Patty; and brother, Melvin T. Patty. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 30. He retired from VDOT after 37 years of service and was a senior engineer for Woolpert, Inc. for 16 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Terri Crumpler and husband, John, of Suffolk, Va., and Susan P. Rawls, of Suffolk, Va.; grandson, Robert Crumpler and wife, Erica, of Lexington, Va.; sisters, Beverly P. Copeland, of Suffolk, Va., and Elaine P. Sloan, of Marion, N.C.

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A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at the Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, by Dr. Ruffin Alphin with burial at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, and other times at the home of Terri and John. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.