Mr. Patrick was born in Gaffney, Sept. 17, 1932 a son of the late Cecil C. Patrick, Sr. and Lena Allen Patrick. He has been a resident of Union Co. for 70 years. During the Korean War, he served in the US Navy as a Petty Officer. After his military service, he returned to Union Co. where he was very active in business, professional and civic organizations. He served as vice -president of manufacturing of Conso Products, and also served as a Corporate Board member in New York city.
Later, Mr. Patrick was co-owner of Klapat Textiles in Union and Chester counties. He retired as general manager of Duraco Products in 2008.
Mr. Patrick was a member of John A. Fant Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and York Rite Bodies, the Union Shrine Club, and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. In the 1980s, Mr. Patrick served extensively with the Hejaz Temple leadership. Mr. Patrick distinguished himself as a shriner by serving as Potentate of the Hejaz Shrine Temple in 1985. He and his wife, Anne, have also been very active in the Union Elks Lodge # 1321. Named a Palmetto Gentlemen, he had also had the pleasure of being named Kentucky Boss of the Year by the Union Co. Jaycee’s; received the distinguished service award by the Union Kiwanis Club, 1980-1981. South Carolina Gov. Richard W. Riley presented Mr. Patrick with the Order of the Palmetto in 1979, for his distinguished service to the business community, his county and his state.
Carl attended Philippi Baptist Church with his wife Anne; he loved his family and many friends. Carl touched many lives with his giving spirit and wisdom. He had a glowing personality and loved life to the fullest. He enjoyed cooking for family, friends and neighbors, raising his huge gardens, and relaxing at the River Cabin. Mr. Patrick was a father figure not only to his children but to many of their friends and his employees. It can truly be said, he was a true Southern Gentlemen.
Surviving in addition to Anne, his wife for over 50 years, are a daughter, Lisa Ann Britt and husband Bobby of Wildwood, MO; two sons, Robert Carl “Bob” Patrick and wife Joy of Spartanburg, and James David Patrick and wife Debra of Boiling Springs; six grandchildren, Ashley, Maegan, Haley, and Adam Patrick and Tanner and Conner Britt; one sister, Virginia Palmer of Woodruff; two brothers, Paul Patrick and wife Joyce of Union and Bill Patrick of Moore; a very special friend, Coach Clarence Sanders of Union; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Patrick was predeceased by a brother, Cecil C. Patrick Jr., and a sister, Margaret Freeman.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale, Rev. Bob Lawson and Rev. Brian Childers. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Chris Patrick, Mike Patrick, Ricky Queen, Mark Patrick, Troy Patrick, Greg Lawson, Lynn Lawson, David Lawson, Scott Lawson and Pat Patrick.
The following are asked to assemble at the church Monday at 2:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort, Jim Woods, Dr. Robert Wentz, Lee Sanders, Harold Montgomery, Steve Morris, Jerry Scholl, William Jolly, Olin Robinson, Howard Gibson, and Colon Duckett.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church Building Fund, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC, 29379 or to a charity ones choice.
The family is at the home 3307 Lockhart Hwy. Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.