Kenneth "Larry" Patton

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Kenneth "Larry" Laurence Patton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Laurence and Ruth Patton. He was the second of three children and spent much of his time with his 28 first cousins in Hot Springs. Growing up in Arkansas naturally made him a huge supporter of the Razorbacks and he became an even bigger fan after graduating in 1963 from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Various jobs in the oil industry took him throughout the United States which included building a pipeline in Alaska, working with Cities Service in Tulsa and Houston, trading oil in New York City, and a return to Houston with Arco.

Larry had a real love for the beauty of nature and appreciated all aspects of it, often venturing to scenic locations to experience the uniqueness each had to offer. He truly enjoyed some of the simpler things in life like wine, beer, and McClards BBQ. In 2008 he travelled to Scotland on a 'trip of a lifetime' with his golfing group and came back with hundreds of new stories.

American history was something Larry spent a lot of time reading about as he also had a deep appreciation and knowledge of history. He was someone who was strongly connected with family, made friends easily, and loved with his whole heart. Larry was an amazing father and friend who will leave behind a legacy of love and enormous void that will be created in his absence.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Pat and Connie. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandy Kay Patton (Hodgekin); his children Laura and husband Mike Burns of Broken Arrow, OK, Clay and wife Leigh of Nashville, TN, and Bryan and wife Eileen of Nacogdoches, TX; his grandchildren, Cody and Brooke Burns of Broken Arrow, OK, and Henry Patton of Nashville, TN.

There will be a Celebration of Larry's Life on Thursday, January 14, 2014, from 11 AM- 2 PM at Metcalf Funeral Home, Conroe. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas at a later date.


Published on from Jan. 14 to Jan. 27, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
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