Robert W. Patton, 83, of Taylorville, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:06 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born February 22, 1932 in Mt. Auburn, IL, the son of Leslie & Irene (McGinnis) Patton. He married Peggy Billerman on September 3, 1955 in Decatur, IL at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Robert served as a Marine during the Korean war. He worked as a carpenter until his retirement and was a member of the local VFW Post #4495 and American Legion Post #73 .
He is survived by his Wife, Peggy Patton; sons, Robert C. Patton of Sullivan, IL, and Roger G. (Linda) Patton of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Whitney, Lebon, Jeremy, Brandi, & Megan; eight great-grandchildren; sister, M. Joann Nottingham of Bloomington, IL; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Lawrence, Harold, Jack, & Dick Patton.
Graveside services will be held Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
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