Obituary for John Patrick

PHOENIX, Ariz.--John Martin Patrick, 87, of Phoenix, Arizona (formerly of Wister) was born Oct. 27, 1931 in Durham, Arkansas to Roy E. and Edna A. (Foster) Patrick and passed away Feb. 3, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Memorial service is Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with Bro. Brock Harden and Bro. Sam Dyer officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

John was a loving Husband, Dad, and “Gramps” to his family as well as a friend to everyone.

First and foremost, John loved his family and spending time with them. John married Nancy Lou Griffin Nov. 15, 1952. They were married 66 years. John served his country in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. John worked at Arizona Public Service Co (APS) for 36 years, retired and worked for the City of Peoria, Arizona for seven years before retiring again. John was a Mason of the Silver Trowel Lodge in Phoenix, Arizona. John was also an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving family members are Nancy Lou Patrick, his wife of 66 years; one daughter LouAnn Patrick Stanley and husband Jim of Wister; two sons Bryan Patrick and wife Sue of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Brad Patrick and wife Lisa of Carefree, Arizona; eight grandchildren Bryanna Patrick and husband Aaron, Brandon Jennings and wife Shonda, Shaun Patrick, Travis Jennings, Aaron Patrick and wife Christie, Sydney Rodriquez and husband Gavin, Bryce Patrick and Angela Patrick; nine great-grandchildren Trevor, Niko, Aiden, Bryghton, Zain, Sevi, Fintan, Brynnleigh and Xander; and numerous close friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or The Gideon’s.

His family thanks Mercy Hospital Fort Smith health care professionals, Mercy Hospice Fort Smith, Pocola Health and Rehab, Advantage Home Health and the Poteau Dialysis Center for the excellent caring of John Patrick.

To sign John’s online guestbook please visit

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