Palmer, Bryan Thomas

August 05, 2004

Suddenly, on August 2, 2004, BRYAN THOMAS PALMER, age 12; beloved son of Rose (Taylor) and Bob Palmer; loving brother of Joe, Mike and Chris Palmer; dear grandson of Marion and Matthew Taylor, Roy and Miriam and the late Delta Palmer. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Rd. (Perry Hall), on Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Isaac Jogues Church on Friday 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to White Marsh Rec Council in Bryan's Memory, 9033 Honeygo Blvd, Perry Hall, MD or to the charity of your choice. Force MAJOR JAMES FRANKLIN PATTON died Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Life Care Center in Hendersonville, NC. He was born on July 5, 1922 in Asheville, NC. He was the son of the late Frank and Faye Shuford Patton. He graduated from Biltmore High School as three-sport varsity athlete. He was also an Eagle Scout who attended the first Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, DC. In early 1941, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he was a Flight Engineer with the Ferry Command delivering new planes to the troops overseas. In 1949, he entered Parks College of St. Louis University and graduated with his degree in electrical engineering and a regular commission in the Air Force. He was later assigned to the Air Force Institute of Technology for graduate study. He served as Project Manager on the AWACS program. He also received The National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Air force Commendation Medal. When he retired from the Air Force in 1965, he moved to the Annapolis area and was employed by Westinghouse in Baltimore, MD, where he worked for eighteen years, After retiring, he remained a consultant with Westinghouse and enjoyed golf, coached Little League baseball, traveled in his RV with his wife and family, and kept up with his favorite baseball teams. In 1995, he and his wife returned to his beloved mountains in Western NC. Surviving are his wife Truman Bryan Patton of 55 years; his children, James Patton III of Austin, TX, Robin Patton Mc Aliley of Kennesaw, GA., Penelope Patton Evans of Stevensville, MD, and Jonathan Patton of Winter Park, FL. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, and we must not forget his beloved Doberman, Jake. Services with Military Honors will be held at 9:00 A.M. Friday, August 20, 2004 at Arlington National Cemetery in VA. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, POB 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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