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DAVES, B.F. Paty B.F. Paty Daves was born January 30, 1963 in West Palm Beach, FL to Joel Thomas Daves III and Katherine Paty Daves. He graduated from St. Andrews School in Boca Raton, FL and matriculated at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN in the fall of 1981. At Sewanee he was a Phi Delta Theta and an English major, graduating in 1985. Subsequently he entered the insurance brokerage business, beginning as a sales associate at Roebuck-Roberts Brothers Insurance Co., in Mobile, Al. In Mobile he met and married his wife of twenty-three years, Mary Dedeker "Dede" Chunn. Paty and Dede were blessed with two children, Vanessa Dantzler Daves and B. F. Paty Daves, Jr. Roebuck-Roberts Bros. was acquired by Willis in 1999 and in 2004 Paty accepted an offer to manage the Willis office in Savannah, GA. In Savannah Paty and Dede became involved in a number of church related and civic organizations, making many new friends in the process. In 2008 Paty was asked to move to Kansas City to take over the Willis office there, which included offices in Lawrence and Topeka. As in Savannah, Paty and Dede quickly became involved in their community and made new friends, many of which have been great supporters during his illness. In 2014 the family moved once again, this time to Chicago where Paty managed the greater Chicago insurance brokerage business for Willis, now Willis Towers Watson. Paty was a man who loved life, his family and his friends. Having grown up in South Florida he was a big Miami Dolphins fan, following his team faithfully through thick and thin, often in places where the Dolphins fans were few and far between. He was a self-taught guitar player and singer. He had a robust, but dry, sense of humor and was a great mimic. He was a member of both the Society of Colonial Wars and the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia. A Memorial Visitation will be held in Hinsdale, Illinois on Saturday, October 15th, 12 Noon until time of Memorial Service 1:00PM at Hinsdale United Methodist Church, 945 S. Garfield, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521; and also a Memorial Visitation will be held in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday, October 22nd 10:00AM until time of Memorial Service 11:00AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 4051 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, Alabama 36608. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or Seasons Hospice, are appreciated. Arrangements by Sullivan Funeral Home Hinsdale. 630/323-0275 or To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit
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