Horace E. “Butch” Patten III, age 75, died September 23, 2022 at his residence following a long illness. He was born April 15, 1947 in Batavia, NY to Horace Jr. and Alice (Petty) Patten and had lived in this area for over 20 years.
Butch was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the Holley American Legion and Holley VFW and volunteered for the Orleans County Veteran Transport Service. He was also a member of the Holley Fire Department Fire Police, and enjoyed sewing, collecting anything of any sort, and socializing with his friends every morning at Subway. He was former co-owner of B&D This and That store in Albion. Butch was known as a straight shooter however, he would help anyone with anything if they were in need. Mr. Patten was predeceased by his brothers: Michael and Russell, as well as the women who raised him from a toddler: Jenny J. Patten.
He is survived by his brothers: Scott (Mary) Patten of Waterport, Elbert (June) Patten of NC, Steve (Maria) Patten of Albion, his sister: Cindy (Paul) Lawrence of NC, several nieces and nephews including a special nephew Jeffrey (Rachel) Patten.
There will be no calling hours and a private graveside service will be held in the WNY National Cemetery in Corfu at a later date. Memorials may be made to a charity or organization of your choice. Butch’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Albion. To share a special memory of Butch, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com