Kenneth Ray Patton

kenneth patton

June 22, 1958 ~ June 15, 2023

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC

Kenneth Ray Patton, 64, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at his residence.

A native of Buncombe Co., Kenneth was a son of the late Daniel Webster and Agnes McMahan Patton. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Roger Patton.

Mr. Patton was an avid golfer in his spare time. He also enjoyed listening to his twin brother, Keith, preach about the Lord at bible study, and loved spoiling and going on adventures with his grandbabies.

Mr. Patton is survived by his wife, Kathey Bates Patton; daughter, Cyndal Maggard (Kalin); sons, Derek Patton (Amanda) and Trevor Patton; grandchildren, Laney, Jensen and Abram; sister, Patricia Howell; brothers, Keith Patton and Danny Patton (Donna); and many other family members.

Mr. Patton’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Rd. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Visitation: June 20, 2023 5:00 pm - June 16, 2023 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. I love you Uncle Kenny. Fly high and watch over us as we take this journey in life through Christ. Thank you for all the memories that I will keep closest to my heart.

  2. I love you Uncle Kenny, I’ll never forget the time we spent together when I was a young kid! Going to ball games with you and Daddy, coming over to your house and staying the night with Derek and Trevor. Going to the movies, fishing, shooting pool with you and Daddy. You always had a joke to tell, or a story. You was one of the funniest men I’d ever met! You always loved my kids and Daniel was just saying the other day how you worked with him teaching him how to hit the ball. Making fun of me because I called cranberry sauce(jelly)at our family dinners! I can’t believe that you are gone… I always looked up to you whether you knew it or not! I love you Uncle Ken, you may be gone on to a better place but you will NEVER be forgotten!

  3. It is with a heavy heart that I write these words regarding the loss of my friend and brother in Christ! Over these last months, I’ve been honored to have stayed in contact with Kenny during his courageous battle against cancer. Much like his days on the baseball diamond or basketball court, Kenny the competitor fought valiantly with everything that was in him! Not once did he complain to me about his circumstances, rather he always asked about how I was doing. Otherwise, the conversation almost always came back to his grandkids, my how he loved them! With this said, my friend, Kenny Patton, got off this planet alive in the one way that counts, in Christ! No more tears nor sorrow. So, to Kathey, the kids, grandkids, all of Kenny’s family please accept my heartfelt condolences, but please be of good courage and rest in the peace that passeth all understanding. All of you will be in my prayers in the coming weeks, months, and years! This last one is for Kenny, GO BRAVES!

  4. 🕊 My Condolences to Kathy and Family. If there is anything that You need or would like for me to do for You, please let me know. As always, You will be in my Thoughts and Prayers. 🤍

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