Mike Kilpatrick

Mike Kilpatrick Jan 30, 1951-Jan 4, 2013 Michael James Kilpatrick, age 61, passed away on Friday, January 4th after a battle with recurrent cancer. He was raised in Killeen and was a 1969 graduate of Killeen High School and a 1973 graduate of the University of Texas. He was the former owner of Mike Kilpatrick Pontiac-Buick in Killeen and was the 1983 Killeen Chamber of Commerce president. He has been a resident of Austin since 1987. He is the son of James I Kilpatrick III and the late Bernice Bay Kilpatrick of Salado. He is survived by the love of his life, Suzanne Carper of West Lake Hills; daughter Amy Kilpatrick Hall and husband, Shane of Allen, Texas; his brother Bruce Kilpatrick and wife Margaret of Austin, sister Sharon Trogolo of Salado; four step children, Ty Carper at Texas Tech Lubbock, Emily Carper at TCU Fort Worth, Cole Carper & Samuel Carper, both of Austin; and two sweet, adorable grandchildren Patrick (4yrs) & Maggie (2yrs) Hall. Mike was an avid sailor and was a devoted member of the Austin Yacht Club. In recent years, he loved working and sailing on Lake Travis with close friend John Bartlett, of Bartlett Sails, and helping Suzanne raise her four children. He taught life skill classes to children with special needs and also coached Samuel's basketball team. He was an amazing Husband, Father, Granddad, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend to all that knew him. He loved race cars and with his friend Mark Connell, won the 1983 NHRA drag racing Springnational championships. He adored Willie Nelson, the Beatles, skiing in Steamboat Springs, reading, iced tea, Mexican food, playing with his grandkids, and his beloved Texas Longhorns. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Austin on Saturday, January 19th at 3pm. A reception will be immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the LIVESTRONG foundation. www.livestrong.org Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com


Funeral Home

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
3125 North Lamar Avenue Austin, TX 78705
(512) 452-8811

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jan. 13, 2013