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William F. Patrick, Jr.

Reverend William F. Patrick, Jr., age 83, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away on July 18, 2007 after living a life dedicated to God, family and country. He was born in St. George, SC on Jan. 3, 1924 where he graduated from high school and entered the Navy serving on a WW II PT boat. After graduating from Duke University, he was called to the ministry and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He pastored churches in South Carolina and Beulah Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA until he was called to be a hospital chaplain for 20 years at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. Since 1996, he has been an active member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church where he has lovingly led a Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Hatchell in 1985. He is survived by two sons, Glenn and Dewey Patrick; daughter-in-laws, Kathy and Tinamarie Patrick; grandchildren, Carmen, Sanchia, Michael, Michelle and Brandon Patrick; brothers, Herbie and Eddie Patrick and several brothers and sisters-in-law. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 21 at 4pm in the chapel at Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA, with Dr. Robert Browning officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Smoke Rise Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648-9989 in memory of Rev. William F. Patrick Jr. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.