GORDO, Ala. — Austin “Butch” Patrick, 74, died Feb. 21, 2021, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Dowdle Funeral Home, with Byron Fair officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Fernbank, Alabama. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport, Alabama is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Patrick was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late Matthew “Mack” and Annie Ruth Mordecai Patrick. He was a graduate of Millport High School and a veteran of the United States Army and National Guard. He was formerly employed with Centurylink Phone Company and was a member of Hannah United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Jay Lee, Billy Paul, Charles and infant brother Jimmy. He is survived by his wife, Annie Zoe Patrick; daughter, Cindy Patrick Shelton; siblings, Mike Patrick of Millport and Barbara Clarke of Northport, Alabama; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mark Bonner, Ronnie Dudley, Daniel “Shep” Gibson, Matthew Patrick, Shane Patrick and Mitch Clark. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 126, Millport, AL, 35576 or Hannah Church, 7677 Hwy 159, Gordo, AL, 35466.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on February 23, 2021
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