William L. VanPatten, Sr.
Oneida- William L. VanPatten, Sr., passed away peacefully May 25, 2021 at the age of 84, surrounded by his loving family by his side.
William was born and raised in Oneida, the son of Joel and Marion (Snyder) VanPatten on April 28, 1937. In 1960, William married Barbara Robbins and even though they divorced, they always still had an amazing friendship. William loved fishing, camping and was an avid hunter. He was a diehard Yankees fan as well as a diehard Washington fan. William also loved NASCAR and his favorite pass time was spending quality time with his family. William had several nicknames such as, “Uncle Bill,” “Harry Potter and to his old friends who called him, “Scratch.” He worked as a truck driver most of his life at Worlock Paving and retired at Jay Paving. William was a very hard-working man and dedicated to his job.
William leaves behind two daughters, Mrs. Cindy (Roy) McNabb and Mrs. Bonnie (Matt) Maxfield, as well as Lindie Lopitz Johnson who he loved just as his own; two sons, William VanPatten, Jr., and his partner Roxanne and Soloman Card (Butch); two sisters, Sandy Lawrence and Mrs. Linda (Gary) Wilson; his caregiver, Allison VanPatten; nine grandchildren: Thomas, Gregory, William III, April, Amber, Ashley, Mike, Brandon and Jason and many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, in which his legacy will always live on.
William was predeceased by two sons, Gregory VanPatten, Sr., on May 13, 2009 and Richard Joseph on May 1963. Also predeceasing William were his two sisters, Susan Hull and Polly Hilts; six brothers, Nelson, Ted, Larry, Walt, Joseph and Richard VanPatten.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2 PM, at the Coolican-McSweeney & Paul Funeral Home, 322 Washington Avenue, Oneida. Visitation will be held from Noon until 2PM, prior to the funeral service. Interment will be made in Stockbridge Cemetery. To offer a condolence or share a memory, please visit: coolican-mcsweeney.com
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