Biography: Larry J. Patton, 74 of Bucyrus passed away on Monday evening at home. Larry was born January 12, 1942 in Bucyrus to the late John W. and Katherine G. (Scheerer) Patton. He was married June 25, 2009 to Danielle (Phillips) Patton who survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Terry Patton.
Larry is also survived by son Joshua Patton; daughter Tammy Patton; step son Jesse Phillips; grandchildren Krystal and Brandon Patton; great grandchild Kia; as well as numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers Lonnie Patton, Bucyrus and Jim (Patricia) Heinlen, Bucyrus; sisters Nancy (Dan) Clutter, Bucyrus; Candy Christian, Bucyrus; and Jane (Jerry) Mahl of Norwalk; nieces and nephews Amanda and Felicia Christian, Nick Webber, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Father and mother in law Lawrence and Nancy Higginbotham.
Larry graduated from Bucyrus H.S. and lived his entire life in Bucyrus. He served as a Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy from 1979 until 2005. Following retirement he continued on the Special Deputies Unit until 2015. Larry was awarded the Saved by the Belt in 1995, Enforcement Officer of the Month in 1999, and Certificate of Appreciation from the Governor’s Office in 2002.
Larry was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served on the Board of Commissions starting in 1988. He was active in Veterans affairs and organizations, serving as a past American Legion Fifth District Commander, and was a member of the Galion Am. Legion Post 243, DAV, and AMVETS charter and life member. He was also a member of the Galion Moose. For several years Larry was active in the Buckeye Boys State. He enjoyed fishing, camping, the Cleveland Indians, and the Buckeyes.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Angel officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expense or to the Wounded Warriors and expressions of sympathy can be left at munzpirnstill.com