Willie Guyman “Blackie” Patton, 70, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at an Oklahoma City hospital.
Blackie was born on Sept. 25, 1947, in Matador, Texas to Uell Dean and Dorothy Patton. In his youth he was an auto mechanic and later worked as a driller for Ardmore Drilling Company for several years. In 1985, he went to work for Southern Oklahoma Water Corporation as a water plant operator and laboratory technician, retiring in 2015.
He and the former Glenda Sue Moerbe were married in 1973.  in Ardmore. They celebrated 44 years of marriage this year.
On top of being an avid wild hog and deer hunter, Blackie was a self-taught history buff; he always had a story to tell! He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as the guy who knew a little bit about everything.
Blackie is survived by his wife, Sue Patton; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Allen Wissinger, of Wayne, Okla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Lauren Patton, of Ardmore; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Kathy Harrell, of Middleburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Sophia Patton, Steven Hodge, Amber Hodge, Hannah Wissinger, Colby Wissinger and Michael Harrell; and many beloved great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Johnny Patton, of Milburn, Okla. and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Eastman Cemetery with the Rev. David Gardner officiating.
Services are under the direction of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory where condolences may be sent online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.