Troy E. Patton

(1971 - 2006)

Troy Evan Patton, 34, of Havana , IL died at 5:36 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria , IL . He was born on March 6, 1971 in Canton , IL to William and Lola Esther ( Taylor ) Patton. 

Mr. Patton is survived by: father William (Bernie) Patton of Havana; mother Lola (Larry) Cross of Havana; two daughters Britany N. and Jessica M. Patton of Havana; one step-daughter Brady Thompson and one step-son Jonathan DeFord, both of Lewistown; and paternal grandmother Betty (Ken) Endicott of Grantís Pass, OR. Also surviving are brother Todd (Nicki) Patton of Metamora, IL and sister Lori ( Troy ) Wickman of Havana. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

He was a member of the Havana Masonic Lodge. He had worked for Pepsi Co. for the past seventeen years, most recently as a Sales Manager. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed watching NASCAR races and cooking for his friends and family.  He was a 1989 graduate of Havana High School .

Funeral services will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home in Havana on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening also at the funeral home. Rev. David Byrd will officiate. Burial will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana . Following the funeral, a luncheon will be held for family and friends at the VFW Hall in Havana

Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund for his daughters, Britany and Jessica Patton, through the Havana National Bank.

Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.