Terry Joe Patient, Jr., age 45 of Murfreesboro, died Thursday, July 10, 2014.
He was born in Columbia, Missouri and was preceded in death by his father, Terry Joe Patient, Sr. and son, Terry Joe Patient III.
Mr. Patient was a Physical Education Teacher at Stewarts Creek High School, and Girls Basketball Coach. He was former Physical Education Teacher at Rock Springs Middle School and Girls Basketball Coach. Mr. Patient had taught at Kittrell School and was Boy's Basketball Coach, along with coaching softball for Rockvale Ruritan Girls for several years. He had been a Bus Driver for Rutherford County Schools. Prior to coaching and teaching, Mr. Patient was a Police Officer at Daytona Beach Shores.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Patient; son, T.J. Patient of Murfreesboro; daughter, Kacey Hercules Vickers of Florida; birth mother, Katherine "Kitty" Blanco of Florida; mother, Ruthan Patient of Rockvale; siblings, Gene (Miriam) Patient of Murfreesboro, Rick (Tonya) Patient of Smyrna, Misty (Chris) Gray of Rockvale, Christy Patient of Rockvale, Gary (Denise) Mann of Franklin; nieces, Andrea, Zoe, Caroline, Marisa, Sadie; nephews, Seth, Tanner, Zach, and Tony.
Funeral Service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Christian Life Church, 745 Cason Ln., Murfreesboro, TN 37128. Ron Kairdolf will officiate. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time at 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the church.
Woodfin Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements, (615) 893-5151; woodfinchapel.com
Woodfin Funeral Chapel
1488 LASCASSAS PIKE Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Published in The Daily News Journal on July 13, 2014