AMerican Veteran 11

William "Bill" Patrick

May 21, 1933 ~ March 6, 2021 (age 87)


William “Bill” Patrick, 87, passed away on March 6, 2021, in Otterbein Assisted Living Facility.  He was born on May 21, 1933 in Dayton OH and was the son of the late William D. and late Emily (Howell) Patrick.  Bill was proceeded in death by his wife of 57 years, Frediwyn “Dolly” Patrick; sister, Patricia Shapiro; and many friends.  Bill is survived by his sons, Stephen (Donna) Patrick of Hurricane WV, and John (Cathy) Patrick of Waynesville OH; 4 grandchildren, John (Christina) Patrick of Venice FL, Tonya Patrick Shuler of Hurricane WV, Khristen Patrick Grennell (Scott) of Savannah GA, and Jami Patrick of Waynesville OH;  7 great grandchildren, Kathleen, Christopher, Sean, and Elizabeth Patrick of Venice FL; William, Finn, and Melody Shuler of Hurricane WV; 3 step grandchildren, Zachary (Kala) Huffman of Lynchburg OH, Nicholis Grennell of Hinesville GA, and Rebekkah Grennell of Lynchburg OH; 2 great-great grandchildren, Olivia and Owen; one sister, Mary Rhoades, and brother-in-law, Jack Luce of Fairborn OH;  and many nieces and nephews. Bill retired from Dayton Newspapers Inc. after a 40-year career. He was a 1952 graduate of Fairborn High School, a 4-year veteran of the United States Naval Reserve. He was a 33rd degree Mason, a drummer in the Antioch Drum and Pipe and an amateur ham radio operator.   He enjoyed fishing and traveling both here and abroad with his friends and family.  In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to The Byron Church, 3230 Trebein Rd Fairborn, OH 45324 or Hospice of Otterbein.  Per his request, Bill will be cremated and interred with his wife, Dolly, in Byron Cemetery.   A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date due to the COVID pandemic under the care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. 

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