John T. Patty

­­John Thornton Patty, 78, of Ocala, Florida, and a former resident of the Geneva area, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Monday, March 13, 2017 peacefully at Hospice of Marion County in Ocala, Florida while surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 8, 1938 to John F. and Mary Lucile Patty. He was married to his loving wife, Brenda L. Patty for 60 years.

He was a 1956 graduate of Geneva High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for three years with the Air Transport Squadron Twenty-Two, U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of Ocala, Florida; two sons, John C. Patty of Ocala, Florida; and Kenneth (Gloria) Patty of Citrus Springs, Florida; two daughters, Terry Lynn Kirby of Ocala, Florida; and Karen L. (fiancé, Jose Centeno) Patty of Richmond, Georgia; three sisters, Mary Jane McKnight of Bluffton; Wilma Hall of Bonneau, South Carolina; and Velma Jean Johnson of Berne; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many devoted nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Gloria Joan Schwartz.

He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

His final resting place will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860.