Gary Dale Patrick Sr.
Gary Dale Patrick Sr., 65, of Benton, passed away July 19. He was born Nov. 19, 1953, in Arkadelphia, to the late Ardell Autry and Goldie (Bradshaw) Patrick.
Gary was a strong, kind-hearted man. He would do anything for anyone and was willing to give the shirt off his own back. He loved animals and took in and fed every stray animal he found. Gary was so funny and was the life of the party — in fact, a party wouldn’t start until Gary arrived. He enjoyed playing pool and spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and racing four-wheelers, motorcycles and cars. Family was special to Gary and he loved spending time with them.
Preceding Gary in death are his parents; and a sister, Linda Lewis.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his life partner and best friend, Ruthie Gentry, of Benton; a son, Gary Dale “Bo” Patrick Jr. and wife, Erica, of Sheridan; two daughters, Shelly Lecompt, of Sheridan, and Jennifer Langley and husband, Nick of Benton; four grandchildren, Aiden Patrick, Bethanie Lecompt, J.C. Lecompt and Liam Langley; a great-grandaughter, Marleigh Nickols-lecompt; two sisters, Rhonda Rogers, of Mount Ida, and Rheta Bridges and husband, Fred, of Knoxville, Tennessee; and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends who he adored and looked at and loved as his own family.
A graveside service, officiated by Stephen Rogers, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday,
July 24, at Summit Cemetery, located at 1204 S. Summit Rd. in Benton.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Donations may be made to the funeral home on behalf of the family.
Services are entrusted to Smith-benton Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.smithfamilycares. com.