Avery Patton, Jr. ’33

Avery Patton, Jr. ’33 of Decatur, Ga., died April 22, 2005. He worked as a schoolteacher, principal, chemist, and professor before joining the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Germany as a captain with the post-war occupation forces, ensuring war survivors were sufficiently fed and housed. After the war, he pursued a long career in the pharmaceuticals industry. He was a member of the Decatur Presbyterian Church where he was a former deacon and elder. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Myrtle Edmonson Patton. He is survived by a niece, Mrs. Katherine M.W. Dugas, 508 Kimberly Dr., Warner Robins, Ga. 31088; four great-nephews; one great-niece and two great-great nieces.