Zachary L. Alton, age 29, of Godley, Illinois passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in Dwight, Illinois. He was born November 29, 1991 in Kankakee, Illinois. In his youth he enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, and karate. He was also a Cub Scout for six years in Gardner, Illinois. His time as a Cub Scout gave him much knowledge and love for the outdoors. He preferred to be out in nature, whether it was camping, fishing, swimming, or mushroom hunting. Zak was also an avid Chicago Blackhawks, Bears, and Sox fan. He held a strong catholic faith, which helped him overcome obstacles in life and also provided him with hope. Surviving are his mother, Pamela Alton-McClintock of Gardner; father and step-mother, Jerry, Jr. and Roxanne Alton of Godley; sister, Destiny Joy (Tim) Sample of Coal City, Illinois; step-brother, Don (Jeanette) Foote of Mattoon, Illinois; three nephews: Tyson, Isaiah and Kayden; one niece, Lorra Jean; paternal grandmother, Edna Alton of Godley; step-grandmother, Jean Willis; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Paul “Boots” and Mary Wiggins; paternal grandfather, Sonny Alton; step-grandfather, R.A. Willis; uncles: Carl Wiggins, Keith and Kevin Willis; and cousins: Alexis Wiggins, Tony Willis, and Shane Bonham. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Zak’s life will be held at a later date. R. W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements. For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to or find us on Facebook.