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“My condolences, Don, to you and your family. I know that your dad will be deeply missed. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Amy (Biebighauser) Milakovic - KS

“We know you will be sorely missed by your son and his family and your sisters. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: James and Josie Hamrick - Flint, TX

“Many people can tell you about life. Joe Patrick taught me how to live. Fully. Completely. Passionately. His compassion and generosity came...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Gary Biebighauser - Graham, TX

“Please accept our condolences on the loss of Joe D. Patrick, Sr. Thank you for allowing us to be of assistance to you and your family during this...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Bobby Debenport & Brenda Weiss - TX


FORT WORTH – Joe D. Patrick, 80, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Service: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Joe was born June 17, 1931, in Golden Texas to Jimmie K. and Faithie Sullivan Patrick. Joe spent his early years in East Dallas and was a founder of the Chaparrals Car Club where he enjoyed cars, hot rods, and drag racing. After the formation of the National Hot Rod Association, Joe and other club members joined and became initial members of the NHRA. Their club hosted the first sanctioned NHRA drag races held in Texas and Joe's bother-in-law and fellow club member won several NHRA awards and was featured in Hot Rod magazine. Joe's passion for cars carried forward to his career as owner and operator of Mack's Auto Supply on Fort Worth's east side for 16 years. He was a Christian, loved gospel and country music, and was an avid Texas Rangers baseball fan. Joe cherished his family and the many friends made throughout his life and was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: Son, Joe D. Patrick, Jr. and wife, Julie; sister, Wilda Brackeen and husband, Jack; sister, Martha Taft and husband, Horace; and numerous other loving family members and friends.