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Russell Patty

November 8, 1940 - July 21, 2020

Russell Patty, 79, of Leonard, TX, was received into heaven on Tue, July 21, 2020 to be with his beloved Jesus. Russell was born in Bokchito, OK on November 8, 1940 to Raymon “R.O.” Patty and Carmen Smith Patty.  Russell is survived by his soulmate & wife, Rhonda Patty, they were blessed with over 35yrs of marriage and cherished life’s journey together. 

Russell graduated from Bokchito High School in 1958. He then moved to Dallas where he worked for the City of Dallas for one year. He joined Otis Elevator Company in 1959 in accounting until he joined the Army in September, 1963. Russell was stationed in Oakland, CA but had a brief stint in South Korea. He left with an honorable discharge August, 1965. Upon return to Texas he worked for Otis Elevator Company as an elevator mechanic June, 1967 - March, 1999. After only 2 weeks of retirement he started his second career as a state elevator inspector, retiring in 2010. 

Russell loved being with his family & friends, high school classmates, chatting with so many in and around the Leonard community. He enjoyed playing Mexican Train with the KeenAgers group where he formed new friendships so special to him. He had a deep faith and loved his church family. Russell relished being surrounded with the many beautiful plants, birds, squirrels and other critters in his peaceful backyard. Russell’s sweet soul & great sense of humor touched so many.

He is also survived by son, John Russell Patty & daughter-in-law Kristi, grandson, Dalton, brother, Buddy Patty and wife Tommye; his beloved pets, Mika, Max, Shawnee, Skidder, and Ziggy as well as many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, August 1, First United Methodist Church, 206 N Main St, Leonard, TX 75452 to reminisce Russell’s beautiful life.

I’m lieu of flowers, donations may made to the Arthritis Foundation. 

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Rhonda- our thoughts & prayers are with you & the rest of your family. Russell was one in a million. He was a great friend and one of the best storytellers ever. He could always make us smile. We feel richer for having had him in our lives. Buddy & Susan Miller , August 1, 2020 ThankYou Russell for hiring me many years ago. You were a great boss and coworker. Love you brother,
Paul Lavin , July 31, 2020 I love you Russell and will miss you so much. It was a pleasure to know you my friend! Del Holman, July 31, 2020 Rhonda, I am so sorry for your loss and so happy for Russell being with his Father Jesus Christ. I love you and hope to see you in the near future if you would like. All our love. Betty and David Starek
Betty Starek, July 30, 2020 He was a great man. Ronnie and Russell are in heaven deer hunting. Our prayers are with you. The Ronnie Smythe Family
Dixie Smythe, July 30, 2020 Rhonda, I am so sorry to hear about Russell’s passing. He was such a sweet man and I always enjoyed visiting with him. His smiling face will truly be missed. Praying for you and your family. Tammie Bates Summers Tammie Summers, July 29, 2020 I'll miss his friendly welcoming smile at church, Bible study, and game day. He was such a sweet, gentle person. Barbara Lyon, July 29, 2020 R.I.P. my friend. Thoughts and prayers from the Cox family. Jay Cox, July 29, 2020 My Prayers go out to Rhonda and the rest of Russell’s family. He was a great guy and a dear friend to my uncle Glen Beames and my Mom Evelyn Beames Bell. He was always there to lend support for my uncle Glen and aunt Deannie. I will miss seeing him around, but now I imagine he and uncle Glen are laughing together in Heaven. May God give you all the Peace and Comfort during this time. Shauna McCullough, July 27, 2020 Sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and your family. Cindy Jones , July 27, 2020 Rhonda, I am so sorry to hear of our beloved Russell's death. I knew and loved Russell all my life, as we grew up in the same community and also loved his family. I always loved visiting with him at every class reunion we attended and certainly will miss that. He was a beautiful soul and can't really imagine he's gone. RIP Russell and I pray we'll all see each other again in Heaven. Love you Rhonda and I pray for peace for you and your family and if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. Love you.
Betty Crawford, July 27, 2020 Rhonda, Russell was a very special man and I know the love that ya'll shared was just as special. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kim Kennedy Lingley, July 27, 2020 I am really going to miss him coming into kwik chek to get his paper everyday. He was a very sweet man and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed dearly. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. God has gained another angel. Rest in Peace Russell.
sherrie baker, July 27, 2020 I know you meant the world to Karen Blackwell, Erik Patty, Alicia Patty and all your family! RIP RUSSELL!!
Lynn Budno, July 27, 2020