Russell Glenn Patton

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Russell Glenn Patton was born on March 6, 1954, in Tulia and graduated from Tulia High School. On March 8, 1980, he married Carla Bowen in Lubbock. Russell was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church and played the trombone in the orchestra for over twenty years. He also enjoyed many other activities including golfing, woodworking, and “piddling” in his shop. Russell had a green thumb and could make anything grow. He will be remembered for his love of the Lord, his family, many beloved friends, and his sweet dog, Khloe.

He was preceded in death by father, Vernon Patton, and his beloved wife, Carla Jo Patton.

Russell is survived by his mother, Betty Patton Knowles; children, Paul Patton and finance, Amy, Holly Patton, Jennifer Swain, Carrie Jackson and husband, Matt, and Rusty Patton and wife, Amie; grandchildren, Makayla Danielle Patton, Amberlie Cerise Patton, Jalen Wright, Jencie Wright, Tyler Jackson, Mattelyn Jackson, Olivia Jo Patton, Darian Patton, Erin Patton, and Eric Ryan Patton; siblings, Debbie Walden and husband, Larry, Kendall Patton and wife, Stephanie, and Gay Maynard and husband, Mark, sister-in-law, Karen Pitts and husband, Dale; along with numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Southcrest Baptist Church Music Ministry, 3801 S Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79423.


12 thoughts on “Russell Glenn Patton”

  1. Our deepest sympathy to the Patton family. Russell and Carla were great friends to our family for many years. We have treasured memories as we know you do too that bring smiles and laughter to our hearts. May our Lord comfort you in the days ahead.
    Lane, Kathy, Nicholas, and Emily Holmes

  2. Darla and Jerry Fisher

    We first met Russel when he was working for DA manufacturing in Tulia. I could not understand his craving for fried burritos from Allsup‘s or his fetish of watching Days of
    Our Lives soap opera every day. He would come to our house and watch it and then go back to work. One weekend my best friend, Carla, visited us in Tulia with Jennifer when she was just a baby. We conveniently made arrangements for Russell to just drop by and meet her. It was love at first sight. After dating several months, they married and eventually moved to Midland and from there to Lubbock. Russell was always joking, lighthearted , Easy-going, and just fun to be around. He was a tremendous husband, father, and friend. We will miss him so much. Our prayers are with you all.

  3. I have met and known a lot of people in my lifetime, but I never knew a better person than Russell. He always had a smile, kind and gentle spirit, a loving heart and was just a blessing to be around. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. I’m glad to know I’ll see him again. Rest in peace, nephew.

  4. I have many great memories of your folks, first in church and then as friends. But one of the best is when we were getting our house ready for Denise and Randy’s wedding. John wanted lights on the back porch. I’ll always see the look on Russell’s face when John started climbing a ladder. Needless to say, Russell wasn’t going to let my one-legged, gimpy husband on the roof! Russell put up all the lights at John’s direction. I loved both Carla and Russell very much and all of you will always be in my prayers.

  5. P Carter Snodgrass, M.D.

    Although thoughts and words does not ease one’s pain, know that ours are with the Family.
    Wonderful man….Wonderful Family.

    The Dr. Wm. J. Carter (Jane) Family

  6. Ruth S. Jackson-Brady

    The gate of Heaven has OPEN…, to receive another soul….., REJOICE and Praise HIS Holy name, our Almight God Jehovah and His son Jesus Christ.
    “TUTAONANA” (Till We Meet Again)

  7. Holly Stewart, M.D.

    I loved Russell and his sweet, gentle spirit. He made me a wooden cross that I will always cherish. I am happy to have been friends with Russell and Carla for many years.

  8. I met and worked with Russell at Farm Bureau in 2001. Enjoyed sitting in his office discussing golf. He was always nice and welcoming to me despite me being much younger and a bit immature. Condolences to his family and friends.

  9. My deepest sympathy go out to Russell’s family. The world lost one of the “Best” as well as a dear friend to so many. Russell had a way of touching your heart and bring out the best in everyone he met. It was a gift.
    We’ll miss you and our prayers are with his family.

  10. Russell was such a good friend to me and so many others. I know what a Great Man of GOD he was. I will miss him Dearly.
    With sincere sorrow,
    Barbara Baker

  11. Russell you will truly be missed by so many! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to all who loved you and my mother Barbara. I will always enjoy the beautiful wood working you made for my daughter, simply beautiful! Fly high with your beautiful angel wings back into your wife’s loving arms!

  12. So very sorry for your loss. I knew Russell as a teenager. He was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him.

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