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William “Kent” Patton

William "Kent" Patton

PATTON

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.

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  1. Lela Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. I missed this when it was first listed, but was looking for members of the SHS Class of ’66 who had passed and saw that Mary Kay had passed. She was a friend in HS and had a wonderful personality.

  2. Randy Hillyard says:

    Rest in Peace Kent. My condolences to the Patton family.

  3. Linda Linker says:

    So sorry for the loss of Kent. He was especially loved by my 2 grandchildren, Sean and Kursten. He will be missed by all.

  4. Billie/Margaret J.Bumann says:

    So sorry to hear about Kents passing. Spent many good times with him and Mary kaye. We send our condolences to Tom, Jim, Keith and Lou Ann. Bill and Sis

  5. Mike Wilson says:

    Rest in peace Kent and until we meet again! My condolences to the entire Patton Family!

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  1. Rest in peace Kent and until we meet again! My condolences to the entire Patton Family!

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  2. So sorry to hear about Kents passing. Spent many good times with him and Mary kaye. We send our condolences to Tom, Jim, Keith and Lou Ann. Bill and Sis

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  3. So sorry for the loss of Kent. He was especially loved by my 2 grandchildren, Sean and Kursten. He will be missed by all.

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  4. Rest in Peace Kent. My condolences to the Patton family.

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  5. My sympathy to the family. I missed this when it was first listed, but was looking for members of the SHS Class of ’66 who had passed and saw that Mary Kay had passed. She was a friend in HS and had a wonderful personality.

    Reply

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