By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Patrick, Jack

Jack C. Patrick age 86 of Snellville, GA, passed away at home Sunday, August 23, 2015. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Stanley Patrick, who was steadfast by his side, daughter, Melanie Patrick of Commerce; son and daughter in law, Stan and Lisa Patrick of Dacula; grandchildren, Amanda and husband Ned Jung of Buford and Scott Patrick of Grayson; brothers, Jimmy, Kenneth and Danny Patrick; sisters, Iona Lynn and Diane Martin; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Roxie Patrick.

Mr. Patrick was born October 5, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia. With a big heart with love for all he met, Jack was devoted to God and family. He was employed 38 years as a computer technician with TRW Company. He had a passion for sports. With the financial support of the Snellville Lion’s Club, Jack established the Dixie Baseball League in Snellville in 1965. He served as manager from 1965 until 1974. In August 1973, his All-Star team played in the Dixie Senior World Series in Selma, Alabama. His passion for baseball was apparent to the players he mentored. After retiring he worked as Golf Marshall at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Jack befriended many people at the course, while dedicating his time to a sport he played for many years. Prior to his illness, he was an active member of Snellville Baptist Church for over 50 years. He served as Chairman of Board of Deacons, as Director of the Sunday School, and a choir member.

The Funeral Service to Celebrate and Honor the Life of Jack C. Patrick was held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Tom M. Wages, Snellville Chapel. Interment followed at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, GA.

Condolences may be viewed or sent to Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company” Snellville Chapel,  770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.