Earl Emery Patrick, age 97 of Quitaque, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Quitaque with Chris Tucker officiating assisted by Larry Curry. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Quitaque. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2019 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Quitaque. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Quitaque.
Earl had resided at Ussery-Roan State Veterans Home in Amarillo for the last 3 years. He was born on December 2, 1922 at home in Briscoe County. He was the third oldest child of seven born to Kelly and Kitty Patrick. Earl was raised northeast of Quitaque and was taught the skill of farming by his dad. Earl left Quitaque in January of 1943 to serve his country by driving a tank for the Army. Earl was wounded in France during WW II. After spending a year in various hospitals he finally returned to his home in Quitaque. Later Earl purchased a farm in Floyd County that had belonged to his grandfather. Earl lived in the house that his grandfather built until moving to the nursing home. Earl was a farmer and rancher. He loved to raise cotton and cattle and always had a few horses around for the kids to ride. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, his sister LaRue Golden, and his 5 brothers, Walter Patrick, Olin Patrick, Vergil Patrick, Arthur Patrick and Roy Patrick and also one nephew, Dave Patrick.
Earl is survived by one special niece, Bena Hester and husband Rick of Silverton and three special nephews, Bruce Patrick and wife Sandy of Odessa, John Earl Patrick and wife Terri of Coppell, and Robert Patrick and wife Kim of Midland. He is also survived by numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great great nieces and nephews that have enjoyed the thrill of going to Earl’s farm and experiencing the country life. Online condolences may be made at www.moorerose.com