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George Clinton Patrick, age 90, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at his home.
George was born on December 30, 1926, in Joplin, to the late Edwin Patrick and Alverda Durr Patrick.
He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 25 years, retiring as an installer. George was a 60-year member of Forest Park Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1944-1946.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a brother, Ervin Patrick; and a son, John Leslie Patrick.
On October 20, 1947 he married Erma Janie Wetstone, in Joplin. They celebrated 71 years together.
Survivors include his wife, Janie, of the home; a son, Steven Patrick and wife, Suzanne, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Judy Glisson and husband, Kevin, Seneca, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Bradley Maxwell, Camp Lejeune, Calif., Jennifer Patton, Goose Creek, S.C., Michael Patrick, Redondo Beach, Calif., Curtis Maxwell, Joplin, Erin Alper, Atlanta, Ga., Caitlin Maxwell, Seneca, and Sarah Moore, Coffeyville, Kan.; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are planned for Saturday, December 2, at 10 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Dr. John Swadley will officiate. Interment will follow at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Parker Mortuary.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
Published on December 1, 2017
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