William Everett "Pat" Patrick

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William Everett "Pat" Patrick, 87, of Carrollton, Ga., passed away Saturday, December 06, 2014 at Autumn Square. He was the son of the late Nathaniel William and Mary Inez "Mae" Hall Patrick. A visitation was held at Martin-Hightower Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 08, 2014. Graveside Service with Military Honors by the American Legion Post 143 of Carrollton' was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 08, 2014 at Carroll Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Patrick was born in Rabbittown Community, Calhoun Co., AL on April 15, 1927. He graduated from White Plains HS in the spring of 1945 and was drafted in the US Army that summer. After going through basic training, he was sent to Northern Italy and spent the next year there. When he returned home from Italy, Mr. Patrick entered college at Jacksonville State College, Jacksonville, AL and graduated in 1950 with a BS degree. While he was in school, he also took ROTC training, and became a lieutenant in the regular US Army. After that he was sent to Korea during the Korean War where he spent a year in close combat with the enemy. He was also awarded two medals for his valor on the battlefield. When Mr. Patrick returned from Korea, he stayed in the Army Reserve, but he also entered Auburn University. He graduated in 1954 with a MS degree. He stayed in the Reserves for a number of years and was a Major in the US Army when he retired. In his civilian life he worked at Southwire Co., Carrollton, Ga. for 25 years in the Computer Department and retired in 1993. Survivors of Mr. Patrick include his wife, Kathryn Boggs Patrick; sister, Edna Frances Patrick Whited (L.D) Marietta, Ga.; one daughter, Pamela Sue Patrick McNeese (Curt) Marietta, Ga.; two nieces, Mary Joy Floyd, Canton, Ga. and Brenda Faye Keown, Cumming, Ga.; one nephew, Patrick Laverel Whited, Sucre, Bolivia. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Carrollton Manor and Autumn Square for the loving care that was given to Mr. Patrick during his stay at your facility. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 9, 2014
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