A graveside service for family will be held for Billy Edward Patton, 81, at Turner Cemetery on October 16. A celebration of his life will be held afterward at Sidekicks Bar & Grill for family and friends.
Mr. Patton died on September 5, 2021. He was born on January 5, 1940, in Emory, to Geriod Patton and Inez Edgar Patton. He worked for LTV as a fireman/guard before becoming a truck driver which he did until he retired. He loved dancing, horses, hunting, wide open spaces, and he was an avid football fan, from high school to pro. A man of few words, he was a son, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle and friend to many.
Mr. Patton is survived by daughter, Sheila Patton of Coppell; stepson, Shawn Harvey and wife Ashley of Quinlan; granddaughter, Melody Smith of Austin; grandsons, Michael Patton and wife Rhonda of Kemp, and Jason Patton and fiancé Bailey of Tool; great-granddaughters, Kaitlynne, Paityn and Jessakay; great-grandson, Brennon; sister, Shirley Davis of Coppell; brother, David Patton and wife Linda of Emory; daughter-in-law, Selma Villanueva of Galveston; nephew: Brandon Davis and wife Mary Ellen of Southlake; nephew, Keith Patton and wife Cassie of Emory; as well as many great-nieces and -nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kristi Patton; brother-in-law and best friend, K.T. Davis; and niece, Davina (DJ) Patton.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Goggans Funeral Services in Terrell.