Danny Ewell Patton

Born: Sun., Sep. 6, 1959
Died: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Location: Potters Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
Location: Potters Church

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Danny Ewell Patton, 59, of Cave in Rock, Ill. went to be with his Savior while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. after a devastating accident.  Danny was born on September 6th, 1959 to Rev. Cecil and Van Marie (Hall) in Rosiclare, Ill.  From the beginning, he was full of joy and mischief.  He and his younger brother Dennis, often disguised as Captain America and Spiderman, were infamous in their ability to turn an adventure into trouble; like painting their freshly cleaned house top to bottom in mud while being chased by Mom with a broom.  Early in life, Danny had a strong desire to serve the Lord and fell in love with Southern Gospel music.  He was a powerful preacher and could ring out a strong harmony with any song he heard.  He sang and traveled with several Southern Gospel groups, including The Levee Pond Ambassadors, Freedom Crusade Singers and the Honk Brothers, for many years.  While traveling locally with such a singing group, he met Linda Morton, who he pursued relentlessly for weeks until she agreed to just one date.  The pair was married in June 1981 and remained steadfast example of love and devotion for the rest of his life.  They had two daughters, Mandy and Stephanie, who carry forward his legacy of music and love of Jesus.  He was a heavy equipment operator for Rigsby and Barnard Rock Quarry in Cave-In-Rock.  In October 1986, Danny endured a terrible traumatic brain injury that would forever change his life and the lives of his family.   But he overcame and continued to overcome, never losing his zeal for the Lord or his ability to praise the Lord in all circumstance, large or small, wonderful or devastating.  He lived the first words he wrote when coming out of a coma, “I will gladly wait on the Lord.” Danny loved to play his guitars and read his Bible for hours every day.  He was a treasured member of the Leamington Community Church for over thirty years.  He took great joy in his family and would often pull out his wallet to proudly display pictures of his grandchildren, Sophie, Elaina, Henry and Lucy, and tell anyone who would listen, “Hey, this Papaw has some fine grandkids.”  At any potluck, you could find Danny in the dessert line, always up for second or third helpings.  When asked to choose between foods, he’d always pick both, Above everything else, Danny loved the Lord.  He served faithfully, never wavering.  When his memory failed, Danny knew Jesus.  And when his body failed, Jesus knew Danny and caught him up to his heavenly home.  Danny is survived by his devoted wife, Linda Patton of Cave in Rock; his mother, Van Marie Patton, of Cave in Rock; two daughters, Mandy Patton of Harrisburg, Stephanie and Ryan Patton of Newburgh, Ind.; one brother, Dennis Patton of Franklin, Tenn., and four grandchildren, Sophie, Elaina, Henry and Lucy.  He is joining his father, Cecil Patton and son-in-law, Cody Armstrong, along with many other beloved family members in a joyous reunion, taking his spot in heaven’s eternal choir.  Visitation for Danny will be Saturday, February 23rd  from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Potters Church in Cave in Rock.  Funeral services will be at the church on Sunday, February 24th at 1 p.m. with Rev. Lee Fricker officiating. Burial will be at the Cave Hill Cemetery near Cave in Rock.  Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality in charge of arrangements.  Internet condolences may be made at the website, www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com . 

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Michael and Tricinda Milligan
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Kim Rutherford
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
What a beautiful obituary....and every bit describes Danny so well. He was a true man of God. Rest In Peace Danny.

Daniel Schou
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Man, my heart is not able to tell my mind what to say. I loved this man, thought the world of him. When I think back of my childhood at Leamington, I can't not think of him. I'm so sorry for your loss, He is such an inspiration to me in the relationship he has with Jesus. I love you guys, and miss you more than you know.

Laurita Moore
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Thoughts and prayers with all of you during this time. One thing everyone knows is Danny is at the right hand of God and rightly deserved for his dedication to the Lord no matter of the trial he faced on earth.

Judah Rodriguez
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
So sorry to hear, but such a great guy. His joyfulness and love for God had an impact on my life. He will be greatly missed. Praying for comfort and peace in this time for your family.


Debbie Scott
   Posted Sat February 23, 2019
Aunt Van, Linda & Family, Dennis & Family,
I am so truly sorry for your loss. I having been thinking and praying for comfort for you all. Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear of this news. Danny was the first cousin I can remember growing up. Good memories of a faithful servant of the Lord thru good and bad times. He is rejoicing in heaven with all of our family members that have pasted. I will be keeping you all in my daily prayers and Danny & Uncle Cecil will be guiding you from heaven. Aunt Van, you spoke of signs from heaven already. Keep your heart open to receive those signs. I know they exist as I continue to receive signs from past loved ones. Sending my love to you all.

Cynthia Joyce
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
To the Patton Family you have my Heart felt sympathy , I will be Praying for you that knowing to myself that God will give you strength and peace that only he can in this time of loss in your lives . Just remember that one day soon Jesus Christ is coming back for his people who have made themselves ready for his appearing
The dead in Christ shall rise first and we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds and so shall be with the Lord . I Love you all and to my friend Mandy , keep on Singing!!

   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
To Danny's family:
I'm so sorry to read of Danny accident and death, and extend my sincere condolence to your family. It is my prayer when Gods Kingdom rules this earth Danny will hear Jesus words found at John chap 5 verse 28, and be resurrected and restored to you again. Until that wonderful time, pray for Gods Kingdom to come. I'll pray for your family.

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