Heavlin is the American Legion Chapel Hill Post Commander; he remembers Patton as a champion for his fellow veterans.
“He found ways to make sure that people don’t forget that there are veterans in our town who are quietly working as civilians now and how much they did for us while in service,” Heavlin said.
“He spoke for the Holocaust Survivors and was part of the Chapel Hill-Durham Holocaust Speakers Bureau. I’ve received a couple of emails from people here in Durham who remember him speaking and helping others,” Heavlin said. “He will be missed.”
Patton served in the United States Army in the 65th Infantry Division, Third U.S. Army.
– Graveside service and inurnment is scheduled for April 20th, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.