Joseph Walter Patton was born 27 September 1890, Peavine, Cumberland County, Tennessee to Julius and Susie A. Patton.
Cpl Patton was killed in action by a machine gun bullet 29 September 1918 at Bellicourt, Departement de l’Aisne, Picardie, France and was initially buried at Harricourt in France, Old Hickory Cemetery No. 1
He died at the age of 28. He is buried at Peavine Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.