Aug. 4, 2011

Paul Leonard “Icky” Patton Jr. was born July 7, 1957, in Shreveport, La., to Paul Leonard Patton Sr. and Betty Patton. He left this life to meet his savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 4, 2011, while vacationing in Colorado with his wife and friends.

Icky is survived by his loving wife, Sandi; three precious daughters and one son-in-law, Kyndal and Corey Scoggins, Chelsi Patton, and Alicia Rathbun, all of Midlothian; loving parents, Paul and Betty Patton of Shreveport, La.; his brother, Pastor Tim Patton, and sister-in-law, Robin Patton, and their three children, Daniel, Stephen and Katie, all of Reno, Nev.; one sister and brother-in-law, Debi and Scott Kurth and their two sons, Austin and Colton, all of Ovilla; one niece, Courtney and Cody Goss and their two children, Talyn and Sophie, all of Vivian, La.; one nephew, Nathaniel Rathbun of Lydia La.; numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Icky was employed by FedEx and he leaves behind many coworkers who will miss him and his presence – always a joke, always a smile.

Icky accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age and has served faithfully for the last 20 years at First Baptist Church in Midlothian. He was a 1975 graduate of Trinity Heights Christian Academy and received a BA and an MA from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La.

Icky taught karate at the YMCA in Waxahachie for the last 15 years. Teaching this class was a true highlight of his life. He earned a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoyed taking the class to tournaments and many meets.

He was a marathon runner, a mountain bike rider, a barefoot runner and a weight lifter. He also enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, racquetball and anything that was full of activity.

A family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Midlothian Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2011, at First United Methodist Church sanctuary in Midlothian. Dr. Rick Davis will officiate. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Midlothian.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Midlothian to the Missions Department.

Arrangements are under the direction of Midlothian Funeral Home, 200 E. Ave. E, Midlothian. 972-723-9884