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you and your family.
Serving Loudon, Monroe, McMinn, Meigs, Bradley & Hamilton Counties.
Providing service to your family is what
Patton Funeral Home has been doing since 1962.
Founded by Charles Henderson Patton, LFD/Emb in 1962, we are in our Fifth Decade of Service
to the Cleveland Community. 
Patton Funeral Home is managed by
Mr. Brian L. Buckmon, LFD/Emb & Staff.
Patton Funeral Home is located at 
265 Fair Street, SE in Cleveland, Tennessee.  
      Office - 423-472-4430          Fax - 423-476-9470
      Cell  - 423-593-3065           Toll  - 1-800-824-8283
Mr. Charles Henderson Patton, LFD/Emb 
Founder, 1924 - 2001
Mr. Charles Henderson Patton, LFD/Emb was a 
highly respected man, a businessman, but most
of all he was a Child of God.  Mr. Patton was the proprietor of Patton Funeral Home in Cleveland, Tennessee.  He started Patton Funeral Home in 
January 1962 and Patton Funeral Home is still in business.  Mr. Patton got the idea of becoming a mortician after he had to wrap and bury a friend
that was killed during World War II.  After the war,
he went on to Gupton-Jones Mortuary College,
where he spent two years and received his DMS Degree.  After receiving his degree, Mr. Patton
worked as an embalmer for several funeral homes.  Subsequent to this time he partnered with Marquis
D. Dotson, Sr. in Athens, TN in the fifties where
they operated a business called Dotson-Patton Morticians.  After the dissolution of the partnership,
Mr. Patton chose Cleveland, Tennessee because there was not a Black mortician locally.  As he was trying
to get his business started, he had applied for a loan
and was denied because of the color of his skin,
but by the Grace of God, Patton Funeral Home
was established in 1962.
Mr. Patton's brainchild was realized with the support
and love from his mother, Mabel Patton and  brother, Robert Louis Patton and wife Annie Patton.
Mr. Patton is fondly remembered for calling those he
liked and served "Dub".  He is characterized by
his unselfish attributes and sincere desire to help the families who entrusted their loved ones in his care.
Today, we continue to uphold this mantle of 
excellence as we serve our families with 
professionalism, enthusiasm and Christian virtues.  Patton Funeral Home is built on the foundation of SERVICE
Mr. Charles Henderson Patton's advice to 
those that want to start your own business is:
  1.  Find a good location for the business
2.  Determine how much investment will be  needed        3.  Keep good records at all times
4.  Have a good accountant
5.  Buy only what you need
Brian L. Buckmon, LFD/Emb
Manager, Patton Funeral Home

Brian L. Buckmon, LFD, Embalmer, LIA and Notary,
a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, has served as the manager of Patton Funeral Home for the past 6 years.  Mr. Buckmon has more than 25 years of experience
in the Mortuary Profession.  Mr. Buckmon is a honor
graduate of  Mid America College of Funeral Service.  He received the college's "Bill Pierce Award" and
served as College Chaplin.  He was a Junior Artist of 
Pi Sigma Eta, National Fraternity.

Brian is a retired U.S. Army veteran, who served with the U.S. Army during the Gulf War.  He was stationed
at U.S. Army Mortuary, Frankfort, Germany then
he served as Mortuary Manager for the U.S. Army
Mortuary in Vincenza, Italy, for two and a half years.  His awards include Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Army Commendatiion Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and Joint Service Achievement Medal.

Mr. Buckmon is a member of the VFW2, DAV,
Harmony No. 48 F&AM St. Clair Cobb, Ymen's Club, East Tennessee Funeral Directors and Morticians
Association, Board Member Greater Knoxville 
Funeral Associates, National Funeral Directors Associaton, National Funeral Directors and 
Morticians Associaton, Honorable Order of 
Kentucky Colonels, 100 Black Men of  Bradley 
County and Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of 

Mr. Buckmon is an embalming associate with 
Baldwin's Greater Knoxville Embalming and 
Shipping Service, 

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