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1 of 37 | Posted by: Becky - NV

“Shelia and Patterson family, as surreal as this seems we know he's gone. I don't know if there was any person here that was loved than Keith. All I...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: William & Patti Padgett - AR

“We are sorry for your loss. Keith was such a kind person. Our thoughts and prayers to his family. ”
3 of 37 | Posted by: Elmer & Donna Kerns

“To the Patterson Family:I had the privilege of working with Keith for several years with Stovesand Auctions, and enjoyed everyday. He was such a...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Tracy Robinson - White Hall, AR

“Sheila, I know my words won't ease your heartache, but please know I'm thinking of you and your family. I will continue to keep you & your family in...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: Genie Brazeale - Tamo, AR

“Sorry for the loss of such a funny guy. Just know the earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal and the Brown family has you in their thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: Annette Brown-Bledsoe - Stuttgart, AR

“Sympathies to Sheila and family on the loss of Keith. Prayers for comfort. Nancy ”
7 of 37 | Posted by: Nancy Astin - Cabot, AR - Family

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
8 of 37 | Posted by: Walter and Clara Bounds - DeWitt, AR

“Keith Patterson was one of a kind, caring, loving,so generous with his caring and giving to others. He will truly be missed by so many family members...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: RETA KIRKPATRICK - JACKSONVILLE, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with Sheila and her family on the loss of Keith. I certainly remember those Little League and Pony League games when...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Mark Roberts - Texarkana, TX

“Sheila and family, I am so so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. He was a great guy and will definitely be missed by so many. I have known Keith most...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Ken and Gail Doles - Friend

“Please know that you are in our thought and prayers daily. We love you and your family. Debbie and Jerry Connelly And Hannah Wright ”
12 of 37 | Posted by: Debbie and Jerry and Hannah Connelly

“My heart is broken for the loss of this man. Love you Gary,and Meagan. Prayers for the whole family. ”
13 of 37 | Posted by: Patsy Padgett - DeWitt, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was loved by so many and will be missed dearly. I pray that you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Much...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Donna Slay - Hot Springs, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was loved by so many and will be missed dearly. I pray that you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Much...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Donna Slay - Hot Springs, AR

“Such a special fun loving man, honored to have him as my brother inlaw and uncle to my boys. Joe and Adam loved and respected him, they will never...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Pam Reed - Austin, AR - Family

“Sorry to hear about Mr. Keith. I've known the Patterson family for just about as long as I can remember and I can hardly think of anyone else whose...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Curt Bell - Orlando, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious family. ”
18 of 37 | Posted by: Donna and Sharpie Wallace - AR

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 37 | Posted by: Carl & Glenda Allen - DeWitt, AR

“Shelia I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. Keith was a sweetheart. My prayers are with you. ”
20 of 37 | Posted by: Nancy Hollingsworth - Memphis, TN

“So sadden by the loss of Keith. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Mildred Simpson Family ”
21 of 37 | Posted by: Dianne Simpson-Dalton - Friend

“Keith was always a true friend thick and thin. If I ever needed someone to talk to or help, Keith was always there without question and never judging...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Harold Criswell - Conway, AR

“So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. ”
23 of 37 | Posted by: Diane Kagebein - Benton, AR

“Prayers for sall of you!! LU ”
24 of 37 | Posted by: Jo Nutt - DeWitt, AR - Friend

“He will definitely be missed! There is not much that could compare to that big smile & those eyes that almost seemed to twinkle when he did. I doubt...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Brandy Pettit - DeWitt, AR

“I never had the privilege of meeting this fine man myself, but the words that come from his friends are of his kindness and love for all. I send...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Amy Greer - DeWitt, AR

“Every time I ever saw Keith around town...He always had a huge smile on his face and always called me little Nikki (Hearn)..Prayers for the family.....Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Nancy Jo Miller - DeWitt, AR

“My prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May God richly bless each one of you. ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Alyssa Mannis-Sutterfield - OK

“One of a kind. Lifelong friend and neighbor. My sympathies. ”
29 of 37 | Posted by: Jerry Lyn Robnett

“Keith was always such a positive person with a smile for all. He never met a stranger, so everyone benefited from his life. I'm so sorry for your...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: MaryAnn DuMond - Reydell, AR

“Sorry for the lost of a great man and prayers to his family! ”
31 of 37 | Posted by: Liz Ferguson - DeWitt, AR

“Sheila, Dorothy and I were saddened to receive the news of Keith's death. He fought a valiant battle and you and your children will continue to be in...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: David Essex - Georgetown, SC

“Our sincere sympathies are extended to the entire family. May God give you comfort and peace during the days ahead. ”
33 of 37 | Posted by: Connie and Jerry Moser - DeWitt, AR

“I am better for having known Mr. Meathead and his precious family. Thank you for your sweet testimony of a devoted family and a life well lived. I...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Rhonda Evans - Little Rock, AR

“My heart is heavy for you all. Keith always made everyone feel good and put a smile on your face!Praying for you all.Brenda ”
35 of 37 | Posted by: Brenda Bunch - Cabot, AR - Family

“From my family to Keith's family, so sorry for the loss. I had the privilege of knowing Keith for many years, and one couldn't meet a friendlier...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: Scott Griffie - Gillett, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We grew up together at Landmark church and school, known him all our lives, and he has always been the...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Larry and Sandra Childers - AR


Harlen Keith Patterson, 63, of Almyra went to his Heavenly home January 31, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.  He fought a fierce battle with leukemia.  He was born September 14, 1953 in DeWitt to H.C. "Hoover" and Mildred Eason Patterson.

  Keith was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jimmie Don Patterson, and brother-in-law Allen Whiting.

  Keith is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sheila Reed Patterson; four children Meagan and Gary Padgett and Paige Patterson all of Almyra, and Slade Patterson of Marion; three precious grandchildren Harlyn, Will, and Garrett Padgett; sister Vicki Whiting of DeWitt; and family and friends too numerous to count.

  He farmed most of his life, but in the last few years worked as a salesman for Whitmore Fertilizer and as a ringman for Doug Stovesand Auctions.  Keith was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in DeWitt, where he served in Men's Ministries.  He was a member of LaGrue Hunting and Fishing Club and a board member of Acres of Help and Caring & Sharing Food Pantry.

  Keith loved to cook, and his friends and family reaped the benefits of that love!  He never met a stranger and loved to share a story or a joke.  His home and farm were where he loved to be.  He loved his family, but especially his grandbabies more than anything. 

  Our lives are richer for having known him.

  Keith chose to donate his body to UAMS for medical research.

  Memorial services for Keith will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 3 at First United Methodist Church in DeWitt.  There will be a reception immediately following the memorial service in the fellowship hall.  The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 608 S. Grandview Dr., DeWitt, AR 72042, DeWitt Cemetery Association, c/o Flora Sisemore, P.O. Box 511, DeWitt, AR 72042 or Acres of Help Inc., P.O. Box 696, DeWitt, AR 72042. 

Funeral Home
Essex Funeral Home
1405 S Grandview Dr De Witt, AR 72042
Tel. (870) 946-3104

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