Nathan "Nate" Patton

January 3, 1984November 3, 2019

Nathaniel Hilger Patton (Nate), 35, was born January 3, 1984 and passed away the morning of November 3, 2019. He is survived by his long-time companion Ashley Fuller and her son Seth, his parents Bryant and Darlene Patton, his brother Jacob and wife Kaysie and Nate’s 1-year old nephew Sydney. He also had close family including his Uncle Mark Patton, cousins Annie Patton and Jennifer Patton, Uncle Wil Adams, Aunt Dona and Uncle Ed Burge and cousins Samantha Burge, Phillip Jennings and his wife Denise, Nikki Jennings and her son Joshua. He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Anne Patton, Dan and Dane Adams, and his uncle John Kimball Patton.

Nate had a host of friends growing up in Richardson, Texas attending Spring Creek Elementary, Westwood Junior High and Richardson High School. He enjoyed having friends come to the house on Briaridge for basketball games, to shoot pool, and to talk about the future. As an adult, Nate enjoyed poker games with friends on weekly occasions and had a top of the mountain experience back in 2010 when he finished in the top three at a big poker tournament at Winstar. He developed specific work skills in doing home remodeling and aspired to provide top notch craftsmanship to his customers.

Those who knew and met Nate will always remember his kind and gentle soul, a friend that would do anything for his friends, his love for all kinds of music, his dogs Socks and Barney and his family. His life was cut short and he will be sorely missed by all. There will be a service Sunday, November 10th, at 3pm at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. Rather than flowers, the family suggests sending donations to the giver’s favorite charity.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 10, 2019


Nathan "Nate" Patton

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Mariah Dobson

November 7, 2019

I am deeply honored and blessed to have had the privilege to known Nate. He was a true blessing in my life. He always stood up for me, teached me how to play poker and would always includ me in poker night at the house in Plano. He treated me like a little sister. He was the big brother I never had. And although we lost touch over the years I will never forget the fun times we shared. I will forever carry him in my heart.

Rachelle Ablon

November 6, 2019

Bryant Hilger and Darlene,
There are no words for the enormity of the passing of Nathan. My heart truly aches for your loss.
Thank you for the privilege of traveling through this thing called “life” right by your side.
I love you both dearly,

Gary Miller

November 5, 2019

To the family and friends of Nathan, we were one of those neighbors living on the “alley” in Richardson. We enjoyed his visits to our home and watchful eyes on our son. You will be sadly missed and while grief and sorrow now come to mind; one day joy and thanksgiving will fill the air when we see you again. May GOD’S Grace, Love, and Mercy cover the Patton family in this time.

Nadra Street

November 5, 2019

My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. I worked with Nathan in High School at Marble Slab Creamery and I always loved working shifts with him/we had loads of mutual friends at Richardson High. He was a kind person with a great sense of humor. I distinctly remember his smile and how he looked in the huge silly hat & apron combos we wore at work. We laughed and enjoyed discussing inside work jokes, school, music, our friends, and the future. I have not seen Nathan since we were just goofy little teenagers, but I will always remember him as a cool person that had a humble spirit and a great attitude. He is a young man who is gone far too soon. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. He will be remembered.