November 10, 1969 – July 16, 2018
Christopher B. Patton, 48, of Parrish, FL passed away on July 16, 2018. Born in Tahlequah, OK to surviving parents Richard and Cindy Patton. Chris moved to Florida in 1972, then to Port-au-Prince Haiti in 1985, then moving back to Florida in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Chris Ann Patton (Keller), son Zachary Patton, 24, daughter Cecily Ann Kretzmann (Will) Bradenton, step-children Jacob and William Praught and Michael Keller of Parrish, sister Valerie Dyer (Philip), niece Sierra, nephews Jacob and Destin of Bradenton, Luke Genser, whom Chris considered a son and Michael Rhodes, whom Chris considered a brother. He leaves mane extended family and lifelong friends. Chris used his degree in child psychology to mentor, help and counsel any child that needed help. He installed playgrounds for the last 26 years and started Slaye Racing youth program, which he was a coach, mentor and racing instructor at JPG in Jennings, FL. He was looked up to and considered a second Dad to many in the North Port area. Chris will be remembered for his kind, loving, generous heart, his ability to make others smile, laugh and overcome life’s obstacles as well as his wry sense of humor and need for speed. He will be deeply missed by so many and will forever remain in our hearts. Celebration of Life will be Sunday, July 29th from 12-2 PM at Groover Funeral Home, 1400 36th Ave East, Ellenton, FL 34222.
- Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Sunday, July 29, 2018
Dick & Kathy Brassard
July 28, 2018
Such a tragic thing to happen. My heart goes out to his family, especially his wife Chris Ann and his children and step children. Chris was loved by so many people who were broken hearted by his passing. My favorite memory of him was his Grill Master skills. Grilling at our house and their house, he was truly a master at any grill! Rest in Peace Chris.