William “Kent” Patton, 69, of Sparta, IL; born on May 26, 1953 in Sparta, IL the son of James and Marilyn (Bell) Patton; passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at SSM – St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Kent loved spending time with his family and enjoyed fishing with his wife, Mary Kaye. He loved the outdoors and sitting on his porch watching traffic in the summertime. Kent left behind his beloved dog that he considered to be his best friend, Rudolph. He worked at World Color Press as a Pressman for many years before its closing, but Kent continued to work as an over the road truck driver.
He is survived by two sons – James “Jim” (Cassy Boucher) Patton of Sparta, IL and Thomas “Tom” (Cass Kee) Patton of Sparta, IL ; five grandchildren – Sean (Teya Peynor) Patton, Kursten Boucher, Hayvn Inyart, Aidyn Patton, and Silas Patton; one brother – Keith (Lou Ann) Patton of Sparta, IL.
Kent is preceded in death by his parents and his wife – Mary Kaye (Burke) Patton.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heilschuessler.com.
The Visitation for Kent will take place at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Memorial Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Hahn officiating. Interment will take place at Union Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.