James Patton

PEORIA - James E. Patton, 59, of Peoria passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.

Born Jan. 10, 1954, in Peoria to Virgil and Mary (Vaughn) Patton, he married Karen Flynn on Aug. 11, 1979, in Peoria. He later married Diane Davis on Feb. 14, 1997, in Peoria.

Surviving are two sons, Brian Patton and Shawn (Bethany) Patton, both of Pekin; and his two dogs, Lillie and Gootch.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He worked in graphic arts at Technicraft Reproduction Center in Peoria for more than 20 years.

He played on the first Limestone American Legion Post 975 baseball team. He later coached and managed that team. He played church dartball for more than 46 years and was a past president of the dartball league. He was a Limestone Rockets, Pekin Dragons football and Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan.

He loved to camp and fish.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no service. Cremation has been accorded.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the family to help defray the cost of funeral expenses.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.

Funeral Home

500 N 4th St Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-2176

Published in Peoria Journal Star on June 19, 2013