Charles R. Patrick

Born in Memphis, TN on October 18, 1930

Departed on April 13, 2010 and resided in Brunswick, GA

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PATRICK, Charles R. Brunswick, Georgia, formerly of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away April 13, 2010. He was born October 18, 1930 in Memphis. His parents were the late W. O. and Audrey F. Patrick. He was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Zelda M. Patrick. He is survived by his three sons, Mike Jeanine of St. Simon's Island, Georgia, Tim Mary Beth of Lafayette, Louisiana and Kevin of Nashville, Tennessee, and his six grandchildren, Andy, Stacey, Katie, Gina, Keegan and Lucas. Charlie, as he was known by his friends and family, attended Memphis city schools and was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and Southern School of Law at the University of Memphis. He served proudly in the United States Navy leaving the service with the rank of Lieutenant. He was active in the commercial insurance business for over thirty years in Nashville and served on the board of directors of the Insurers of Tennessee during the 1970's. After his retirement he and his wife traveled all over the United States of America and numerous provinces in Canada. He was an active member in the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International and were avid supporters of Special Olympics. He was also a former member of the American Legion Post 5. Charlie was an avid reader even after losing the sight in one eye. He donated time to the Nashville Public Library as reader for the blind. Family visitation will be held Friday evening, April 16, 2010 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and a graveside service will be held 2:00pm Saturday afternoon, April 17, 2010 at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens & Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that you donate to either Special Olympics Tennessee, 1900 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, Nashville Public Library Foundation, 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219 or to a charity of your choice. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 HWY 100, 646-9292

13 Comments to Charles R. Patrick

  1. Tim Patrick says:

    I am sorry we did not get back to Nashville so you could see all your friends. Daddy, there are so many people that loved you and you will know their friendship when they gather this weekend to see you home.

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

  2. Bob Coleman says:

    The term, ” A scholar and a gentleman,” fit Charlie as well as anyone I have ever known. I enjoyed and appreciated my time spent with him at Martin Hayes & Company, from 1976, until Charlie retired.

  3. Mabel Covington says:

    Deeply sorry for this loss of a great insurance specialist. I learned a lot from him in the early 80’s working under his leadership. I hope the family knows just how honorable Charlie was and stands proud.

  4. Suetta Williamson says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Patrick. I moved to Nashville from Richmond KY in 1984 and was fortunate enough to work at Martin Hayes & Company under Mr. Patrick. He was my mentor and friend; I have the deepest respect for him. There was a group of ladies that he called “Charlie’s Angels” and I was blessed to be in that group. He has always been and will always be in my heart and memories.
    Kindest Regards,
    Suetta Williamson

  5. Becky Bennett says:

    Our families go way. I’m so sorry for your loss.


  6. Judy K. Cook says:

    I had the honor of working with Mr. Patrick in the early 80’s at Martin Hayes. He was a wonderful person and I’m sure he will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family.

  7. Steve McGrew says:

    My condolences to the Patrick family.

  8. Polly Beard says:

    Charlie was one of the most respected and knowledgeable insurance people in the industry. He taught me a lot and I am very greatful. We became good friends.

  9. Teresa Parrish Flach says:

    Tim, my sympathy goes out to you and your family
    in the loss of your father.
    God be with you in this difficult time.

  10. Scott Rone says:

    My family and I are sorry to hear of the death of your father. I was pleased to meet him, many years ago, and I wish all of your families the best, during this difficult time.

  11. Demetria Dee Spears says:

    I am sorry to read about Charlie’s home going. He was one of my very favorite people.

  12. The Steele's says:

    “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:7 You are all in our prayers – we loved your daddy!

  13. Mark & Donna Gosnell says:

    Sorry to hear about Uncle Charles. He was a good man and will be missed by everyone. I will always remember the times as a little boy, me and my family got to spend with Uncle Charles, Aunt Zelda, Mike, Tim, and Kevin at the Mississippi House and in Nashville. Remember he is no longer in pain and is reunited with his true love in the presense of our Lord.