Emmett Washington Patton

Emmett Washington Patton, 88, passed away February 25, 2024. He was born October 21, 1935, in Dover, Oklahoma to James Henry and Effie Josephine (Edwards) Patton. Emmett went to Dover schools until high school and then moved to Kingfisher where he graduated.  

He moved to Seagraves, TX for work driving a semi-truck. That is where he met Morene Shirley and they began their lives together. They married on April 3rd, 1957 in Brownfield, TX. They moved to Kingfisher, OK in 1958 and raised their three children, Lonny, Elaine and Rebecca.

Over the years Emmett worked at Pioneer Telephone, Farmers COOP, F&M Parts and had Patton’s Service Station along with being a U-Haul dealer for 21 years.  Also, later working for local farmers.  Emmett served two terms as city commissioner and was a member of the Odd Fellows.

Emmett is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Myrtle Clara Patton; brother, John James Patton; brother, Billy Patton; sister-Marie Patton; son, Lonny Patton.

Emmett is survived by his wife of 66 years, Morene Patton, daughters, Elaine (Mark) Wilczek and Rebecca (Russell) Stitt all of Kingfisher; grandchildren, Chris (Carrie) Patton, Lonnita Campbell all of ElReno; Jamie (Kelli) Patton, Jaclyn (Fernando) Patton all of Clinton; Patrick Wilczek, Lacey (Kelby) Benda, Alexis Stitt, and Siera Stitt all of Kingfisher and 11 great grandchildren.

Donations may be made in Emmett’s name to Kingfisher Meals on Wheels.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Sanders Funeral Service. Graveside services will be 10:00am, Friday, March 1, 2024 at Dover Cemetery.

Under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service.