James enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a truck driver for Werner Trucking for many years and loved posting many beautiful pictures as he traveled across the U.S.A. Because of health reasons he had to change jobs and was currently working for Huntington Valley Country Club as a groundskeeper, which he loved. Jesus was his Lord and Savior. There was never a dull moment when James Matthew was around and he will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his father Roger Allen Paton and his brother Roger Allen Paton Jr. Survived by his mother Elizabeth Ellis Paton, sisters Elizabeth Howell (Robert), Leticia Lee (Robert) sister-in-law Barbara Paton
Nephews and nieces: Ricky Paton, Christy Yoder (Derek), Heather Baillie (Philip) Elizabeth Chase (Phillip), Robert Howell Christine) Preston Lee, Andrew Lee, Payton Lee Great nephew and nieces Anne Chase, Parker Howell, Morgan Yoder, Graham Yoder and Fitz William Allen Baillie.