Roy E. Patrick, 83, of Lovington, IL passed away at 12:26 PM on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.
Private funeral service will be held at the Lovington Church of God on Monday, August 15, 2022. Burial will be in the Keller Cemetery in Lovington. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Roy was born on March 31, 1939, in Lovington, IL. He was a son of Clyde Everett and Pauline (Price) Patrick. He married Linda Sue Stout on March 17, 1962, in Sullivan, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of Lovington, IL, three children, Angela Hogan and her husband Rick of Sullivan, IL, Dawn Dicke and her husband Jim of Crittenden, KY, and Shawn Patrick and his wife Beth of Plainfield, IL; seven grandchildren, one great grandson, a sister-in-law, Jean Patrick of Mt. Zion, IL, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Calvin, Dale, Everett and Charlie Patrick.
Roy was a 1957 graduate of Lovington High School. He served in the Army National Guard.
Roy retired as a conductor for the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1994 with over 30 years of service.
Roy liked fishing and boating, old western TV shows, and classic antique cars. He also enjoyed visiting with friends and old railroad buddies.
He loved his country and believed in the American Dream. He spoke of those values often with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Most of all, Roy cherished the time he spent with his family, especially the grandkids. His character, wit and wisdom will be greatly missed.
Memorials suggested to the Lovington Fire and Ambulance Service.