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Billy Joe Patton, 86, Columbia, KY (1934-2021)

Billy Joe Patton of Columbia passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at his home. He was 86 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Freedom Cemetery.

The family requests visitation on Wednesday, August 11, from 10amCT until time for the service.

Billy Joe was born on September 19, 1934 in Adair County, KY to the late Rufus and Flora York Patton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alexander and Bobby Patton. He was a retired farmer and carpenter.

Survivors Include:
  • Wife - Nelda Patton of Columbia, KY
  • One Son - Terry Patton (Christine) of Columbia, KY
  • One Daughter - Carolyn Burton (Tommy) of Columbia, KY
  • Four Grandchildren - Jennifer Coffey, Kimberly Popplewell, Matthew Burton and Cheyenne Neat.
  • 8 Great grandchildren
  • 5 great-great grandchildren
Casket Bearers - Chris Popplewell, Larry Murray, Mitchell Rooks, Jessie Brown, Scott Coffey and Tommy Burton.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Billy Joe Patton, 86, Columbia, KY (1934-2021)

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