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LUTHER EUGENE PATRICK

LUTHER EUGENE PATRICK, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, a valiant fight with cancer. Born in Social Circle, Ga., Luther was a World War II Navy veteran. He had owned Leipa Car Sales over 20 years and was a co-owner of New Dawn Real Estate Company. He attended Forest Park United Methodist Church. He ran for several political offices; past Wayne Township Assessor; former Justice Of The Peace; and an actor for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Leisa; sons, Danny (Lauren) Patrick of Beverly Hills, Fla. and Gregory Patrick of Fort Wayne; daughters, Anita Brown of Murphy, N.C. and Therese Joy (Norman) Burkett of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Darren Schenkel, Christopher and Timothy Patrick, and Logan Burkett; granddaughters, Dorothy Wiess, Betsy Wright, Melissa and Paige Patrick, and Emily, Nora and Claire Burkett; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ron (Beverly) Patrick of Calhoun, Ga. and Kenneth Patrick of Newman, Ga.; and sisters, Bernice Ott of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Connie Payne of South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Annie (Brown) Patrick; sister, Flora Brooks; brother, Cecil Patrick; infant son, Christopher David Patrick; and granddaughter, Julianna Schenkel. Funeral service is 2 p.m, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave., with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Brenda Ginder officiating. Calling also from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Memorials to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or to the church. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 20, 2012
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