Raymond "Boots" Patton - (1930-2012)
(1930 – 2012)
Raymond W. Patton, 81 of San Saba passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was born on September 21, 1930 to Zach and Sudie Patton in San Saba. On June 6, 2010, Boots married Bertha Bryant and they resided in San Saba.
Raymond, affectionately known as "Boots" by everyone, never met a stranger. He loved people and loved to be around people. He worked for many years for the city of San Saba. After retiring from the city, he spent much of his time playing dominoes with anyone willing to play.
Boots loved playing the guitar and played at Eventide Nursing Home every Tuesday night. He also played in Lampasas every other week at Spring Oaks with a group of men that he enjoyed strumming with. Boots also enjoyed playing with the "Star Gang" band on stage at Pearl nearly every month and he will be greatly missed by all his music friends at Pearl.
Many yards and cemeteries were mowed by Boots as he was always willing to help others. He loved being outdoors and could be seen all over San Saba County visiting and enjoying life.
Boots is survived by his wife, Bertha Patton of San Saba; daughter, Glenda Franklin and husband, Ronnie of Abilene, 8 grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. Boots was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda Patton; his son, David Patton; step-son, Jimmy Bryant; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.