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Sherman Patton

February 4, 1934 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 87)

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      Sherman Patton Sr. was born to Coree Patton on February 4, 1934, in Elroy, Tx. Coree and Sherman, along with her parents Marshall and Missouri Patton and other family members resided in Elroy, and Cedar Creek, Texas area during Sherman's early childhood. Marshall and Missouri played a vital role in the nurturing and upbringing of Sherman throughout his young life. Sherman and his family later relocated to Austin, TX. 

      Sherman attended Austin Public Schools in the 1940's and early 1950's. He graduated from L.C. Anderson High School in Austin in 1953 and was part of the L.C. Anderson "Yellow Jackets" football team. He furthered his education by attending Huston-Tillotson College and completed business courses at Nixon-Clay Business College, Austin, Texas. 

    Sherman met and married Barbara Alice Patterson. To this union two children were born: Sherman Patton Jr. and Sharon Lanell Patton. 

    Sherman later met and married Arlene Kincheon. Sherman and Arlene were married for 33 years until her untimely death in 1999. Sherman and Arlene were blessed with three sons: Arthur Neville, Eric Patton, and Sherwynn Patton. 

    Sherman spent his young formative years attending David Chapel Baptist Church, Austin, Texas with his mother and grandparents. As an adult, Sherman received Christ as Lord and Savior and joined Blacks Memorial Baptist Church in Austin, where he served as an usher. 

       During his young adult years, Sherman worked as a sharecropper, and travelled along with other family members, to South Padre Island, and other towns in the South Texas area harvesting cotton. Sherman worked for more than 20 years at the Austin Chemical Company, Austin, Texas, and later at Dixie Tools, Austin, TX. 

        Sherman enjoyed going to various venues in the Austin area to listen to his cousin Ule DeWitty play the drums in a local band. Sherman loved to dance. He could dance up a storm! Sherman also enjoyed cooking and barbecuing on a regular basis for his family, extended family and friends. Sherman enjoyed travelling to Utah for several years to visit family. 

       Sherman loved being with all of his family members at various family gatherings and functions, but he especially enjoyed a lifetime of friendship and time spent with his cousin Bertha Woodard. 

       Sherman was a die-hard football fan of the one and only Dallas Cowboys football team. He was also a devoted fan of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. Sherman enjoyed taking his sons and the neighborhood kids to the little league football games and track meets in the Austin area during their childhood. 

          In his latter years, Sherman enjoyed visiting the Community First Village in Austin on a regular basis with his son Sherwynn. Community First is a residential community that provides affordable permanent housing support to individuals who are coming out of homelessness. Sherman was well acquainted with the founder of the organization, his staff, and the residents. Sherman was always engaging in conversations with each of them and was affectionately known in the community as "Pop."

         Sherman was proceeded in death by his loving wife Arlene, son Eric, mother Coree Patton Harper, grandparents Marshall and Missouri Patton, one sister Doris Harper, and one brother Donald Harper. 

        Sherman leaves to cherish his memory, three sons: Sherman Patton Jr. (Glenda) of Katy, Texas, Arthur Neville (Yvonne), and Sherwynn Patton (Kim) of Austin, Texas. One daughter: Sharon Roland (John) of Buda, Texas. Twelve grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, and other family members. 





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December 3, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Alice Taylor King Chapel of King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 East 12th Street
Austin, TX 78702

Celebration of Life
December 4, 2021

12:00 PM
Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church
4301 Tannehill Lane
Austin,, TX 78721

December 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
3304 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78721

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