Obituary for Nolan Patton


Nolan Patton

August 9, 1940 - December 2, 2020

Nolan Patton, 80, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on December 2, 2020.

Nolan was born and raised in Ohio, but Beech Grove, Indiana was his home where he raised his family, was very active in the community, and made many lifelong friends. At one time or another, he was active with the Kiwanis (past President), Beech Grove Little League, and generally active in the Beech Grove community.

Nolan spent his entire career working in or around the railroad industry working for many companies including The David Joseph Company, Harris Calorific Sales Inc.(co-owner), and most recently with his son, Steve and daughter, Rebecca at Indy Rail Connection. Nolan had the great fortune in his career to travel this country and several countries outside of the US. Nolan was one of the true “Road Warriors” over the course of his career. 

Nolan was also a “car and motorcycle” guy in the truest sense. One of his hobbies was working on, driving, and riding several “toys” that he owned over the years. You could always find him in his garage working on some car or bike. In addition, he was a huge motorsports fan enjoying drag racing, stock cars, and the old dirt tracks. 

Nolan is survived by his wife ,Sandy; sister, Pat (John); brother, David (Karen); sons, Patrick (Thelma) and Steve (Kathy); and daughter, Rebecca (Jeff).  Nolan was also the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He absolutely adored being a husband, dad, grandpa/poppy/Gpa, and friend to all. 

He was preceded in death by his father ,Howard; mother, Mildred; and his brother, Harold.

A memorial gathering is scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020 from 2-6pm with a short service being held from 5:30-6:00pm. This will be at Holy Name Church 89 N 17th Beech Grove, IN 46107 in the Franciscan room.

 Please wear a mask and we will be observing social distancing practices.

 In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the following:

 Beech Grove Police Department Shop with a Cop Program

340 E Churchman Ave

Beech Grove, IN. 46107

Contact: [email protected]


Holy Name Church

89 N 17th

Beech Grove, IN 46107


Beth and Joe Prindle posted on December 9, 2020

To The Patton Family: Our Continued love, thoughts and many prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.Nolan will remain always in our hearts and with our life memories. Beth & Joe

sandy groves posted on December 7, 2020

Sandy and family. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Bob and Eileen Long posted on December 7, 2020

In memory of , Bob and Eileen Long lit a candle

Bob and Eileen Long posted on December 7, 2020

We will always miss Wick. he and I had a fun relationship these last 55 years. Our best to the children and Dandy we love you all.


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