Gary Patch, 40, of Belleville, Ill., formally of Decatur, Ill., born April 7, 1971, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in St. Louis, Mo.
Gary was employed with Anheuser Busch Inc. the last 11 years where he met some great friends who were always there for him. His two daughters, Allison and Alexis were the light of his life and he enjoyed his busy weekends with them.
Surviving are his loving daughters, Allison Nicole Patch and Alexis Noelle Patch both of O'Fallon, Ill.; his mother, Joyce (Ray) Davis of Decatur, Ill.; his father, Larry (Carol) Patch of Indianapolis, Ind.; four brothers, Michael Patch of Decatur, Ill., Mike (Heather) Davis of Decatur, Ill., Chris Patch of Fort Knox, Ky., and Larry Patch, Jr., of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Dawn Barger of Decatur, Ill.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends; and his former spouse and dear friend, Ellen Zimmerman of O'Fallon, Ill.
Memorial gifts may be made to Allison and Alexis Patch's Educational Fund at any Regions Bank or may be sent to Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill. Condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: A life celebration memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Lake View Funeral Home with Pastor Linda Reynolds officiating. Upon the family's request, cremation was to be held.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2011