Earl Carney Patrick

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Earl Carney Patrick age 97, of San Saba Texas, went to be with the Lord and Savior on April 30, 2022.

Earl was born December 9, 1924, in Mercury in San Saba County, Texas to Lester Butcher Patrick & Della Ann Smith Patrick. Earl attended Elm Grove school during his younger years and graduated from Richland Springs High School in 1943.

Mr. Patrick then enlisted in the US Navy in December 1943 and was honorably discharged in April 1946. He trained as a torpedo man in San Diego, California, and served in the Ammunition Depot at Pearl Harbor and on the north side of Oahu. He later served fourteen months in Guam. After his service in the Navy, he was transported by bus to San Saba. He then began his journey home, by foot to his home at the Old Patrick place on the Colorado River, and that was several miles. He was eventually picked up in Richland Springs & was driven the remaining distance.

Earl claimed to have gone to college for one day, and spent that one day waiting in long lines at Howard Payne only to be told repeatedly to go to another line, where he would wait again. Eventually he had a career changing attitude, and went back home and began his lifelong career of farming and ranching and had no regrets.

Earl purchased 320 acres bordering the old Patrick home place. He did it his way, on his own, and did not borrow money from his father for that endeavor. On February 25, 1951, Earl married the love of his life Lydia. They began their life together in the Bowser Community before moving to Tankersly and Miles, Texas where he worked on cotton farms. When his own father retired and moved away, Earl and his family moved into the Patrick home on the Colorado River. Teresa and Perry became the 4th generation to live there.

Earl and Lydia raised two children, cattle, goats, pecans, cotton, peanuts and a bountiful gardens. To supplement the farming and ranching income, Mr. Patrick also held various other secondary jobs such as bulldozer operator, working at the peanut house in Richland Springs and Loadcraft Industries in Brady. Mr. Patrick was a devoted Christian and served as a steward at Bowser Community Church. He attended the Richland Spring First Baptist Church for as long as he was physically able. Earl also served many years on the Richland Special Utility District Board. His appreciation plaque for serving is still proudly displayed.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents Lester Butcher Patrick and Della Ann Smith Patrick, his beloved wife Lydia Echo Martin Patrick, three brothers and one sister.

Earl is survived by one daughter Teresa Ann Patrick Bush & O.C. Harmon of Brady, Texas; one son Perry Lynn Patrick and wife Mary Patrick of Brownwood, Texas; five grandchildren Patrick W Bush, Marcus P Patrick, Carlos DeLa Garza, Adam Garza and Julie Kilgore; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials be made to the Varga Chapel Cemetery, 1002 West Church St., San Saba, Texas 76877, or to the Elm Grove Volunteer Fire Dept., 1622 CR 255, Rochelle, Texas 76872.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in the Varga Chapel Cemetery in the Bowser Community, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of San Saba.

Posted online on May 03, 2022

Published in Brownwood Bulletin

Service Information

Visitation

Heritage Funeral Home, 1901 W Wallace St., San Saba, TX
May 02, 2022 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Graveside Service

Varga Chapel Cemetery in the Bowser Community, Texas
May 03, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Obituaries in Brownwood, TX | Brownwood Bulletin
Obituaries in Brownwood, TX | Brownwood Bulletin

Earl Carney Patrick

Earl Carney Patrick age 97, of San Saba Texas, went to be with the Lord and Savior on April 30, 2022.

Earl was born December 9, 1924, in Mercury in San Saba County, Texas to Lester Butcher Patrick & Della Ann Smith Patrick. Earl attended Elm Grove school during his younger years and graduated from Richland Springs High School in 1943.

Mr. Patrick then enlisted in the US Navy in December 1943 and was honorably discharged in April 1946. He trained as a torpedo man in San Diego, California, and served in the Ammunition Depot at Pearl Harbor and on the north side of Oahu. He later served fourteen months in Guam. After his service in the Navy, he was transported by bus to San Saba. He then began his journey home, by foot to his home at the Old Patrick place on the Colorado River, and that was several miles. He was eventually picked up in Richland Springs & was driven the remaining distance.

Earl claimed to have gone to college for one day, and spent that one day waiting in long lines at Howard Payne only to be told repeatedly to go to another line, where he would wait again. Eventually he had a career changing attitude, and went back home and began his lifelong career of farming and ranching and had no regrets.

Earl purchased 320 acres bordering the old Patrick home place. He did it his way, on his own, and did not borrow money from his father for that endeavor. On February 25, 1951, Earl married the love of his life Lydia. They began their life together in the Bowser Community before moving to Tankersly and Miles, Texas where he worked on cotton farms. When his own father retired and moved away, Earl and his family moved into the Patrick home on the Colorado River. Teresa and Perry became the 4th generation to live there.

Earl and Lydia raised two children, cattle, goats, pecans, cotton, peanuts and a bountiful gardens. To supplement the farming and ranching income, Mr. Patrick also held various other secondary jobs such as bulldozer operator, working at the peanut house in Richland Springs and Loadcraft Industries in Brady. Mr. Patrick was a devoted Christian and served as a steward at Bowser Community Church. He attended the Richland Spring First Baptist Church for as long as he was physically able. Earl also served many years on the Richland Special Utility District Board. His appreciation plaque for serving is still proudly displayed.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents Lester Butcher Patrick and Della Ann Smith Patrick, his beloved wife Lydia Echo Martin Patrick, three brothers and one sister.

Earl is survived by one daughter Teresa Ann Patrick Bush & O.C. Harmon of Brady, Texas; one son Perry Lynn Patrick and wife Mary Patrick of Brownwood, Texas; five grandchildren Patrick W Bush, Marcus P Patrick, Carlos DeLa Garza, Adam Garza and Julie Kilgore; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials be made to the Varga Chapel Cemetery, 1002 West Church St., San Saba, Texas 76877, or to the Elm Grove Volunteer Fire Dept., 1622 CR 255, Rochelle, Texas 76872.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in the Varga Chapel Cemetery in the Bowser Community, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of San Saba.

Posted online on May 03, 2022

Published in Brownwood Bulletin

Service Information

Visitation

Heritage Funeral Home, 1901 W Wallace St., San Saba, TX
May 02, 2022 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Graveside Service

Varga Chapel Cemetery in the Bowser Community, Texas
May 03, 2022 at 10:00 AM