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“Virginia, Diane, Kristina & Carolyn - we were so sad to hear of Bud passing away. He was always such a joy to be around and will be missed. I loved...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Bond - Jackson, MI

“I am so sorry for your passing of your husband. May God be with you and your family. Love Mary Jane ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Virginia I am so sorry for your loss. Amy God be with you and your family. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Diana...so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please accept my sincerest condolences. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Irene Hitt - Jackson, MI

“Carolyn, Diana and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you now. Sending prayers for all. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Kathi Cagney

“~Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Chinelle Campbell - Jackson, MI

“I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. ...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Woolstenhulme - Jackson, MI

“Bud was a good man who always had a smile and a story to tell. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers during this time for his family. May he RIP. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Dan & Becky Kelso - Jackson, MI

“Carolyn, I know the next few days, weeks, and months will be hard, but you will get through them, and then you will smile at many happy memories of...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Larson - Jackson, MI

“We will miss you Uncle Bud. You were our inspiration when ever we went to our family union. You made each family union special with all of your...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Don and Dionia Crouch - Jackson, MI

“Dear Krissy, Cliff & the Patton Family,We were saddened by the news of Willie's passing. Know that you are in our prayers. You now have a special...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Bob Rasmussen - Jackson, MI


Of Jackson, age 89, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home surrounded by his loving family. Bud was born January 12, 1928 in Frenchburg, KY. He is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years, Virginia Patton; 3 daughters – Carolyn Hoyt, Diana Patton and Kristine Williams (Cliff Rulison); 7 grandchildren – Beth (Duane) Hafner, Michael (Karissa) Phenix, Christopher (Meredith) Hoyt, Heather (Ken) Kelso, James (Persephone) Phenix, Jenni Raab and Holly Booth; 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Bud was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Laura Patton; 11 siblings – Ethel, Ida, Hattie, Alice, Brackie, Iva, Thomas, Omer, Olean, Oscer and Alfredia; sons-in-law – Keith Hoyt and Lawrence Dorer. He retired from Kelsey Hayes after 30 years of service. In his retirement Bud enjoyed fishing, hunting, checkers, and playing euchre with anybody he could round up for a game. Bud was an avid storyteller who loved to share stories of his life in the hills of Kentucky with everybody he met. He faithfully attended Trinity Wesleyan Church as long as he was able. The family would like to express their great appreciation to the caring staff at Jackson County Medical Care Facility and Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home. Funeral services will be Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 620 Robinson Road, Jackson, MI. Reverend Doug Bottles and Reverend Vaughn Jansen officiating. According to his wishes cremation will follow. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, friends perform a random act of kindness in memory of Bud.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 21, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson, and Monday at the church from 12:00 pm until the time of service.

Funeral Home
Watson Funeral Chapel
2590 Spring Arbor Road Jackson, MI 49203
Tel. (517) 782-7144

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