Patrick, Allan Edward

Allan Edward Patrick

April 30, 1930 - July 15, 2020

Allan Edward Patrick of Plano, Texas passed away on July 15, 2020 at the age of 90. He was born on April 30, 1930 to Frank Patrick and Pearl (Summers) Patrick in Greeneville, Tennessee. Allan attended schools in Greeneville before joining the Air Force in 1948 at the age of 18. He proceeded to serve in Europe, and at age 19 at Fassberg Air Base he served as office support in the Berlin Airlift. Later he was stationed in France, Greece, and Okinawa.

On his return to the States, while stationed at Ardmore Air Base in Ardmore, Oklahoma, he met Tania Colbert. Allan and Tania were married on April 2, 1954 in Marietta, Oklahoma. For many years he managed finance companies in California and Texas; but especially enjoyed working for Freeman Decorating Company, from which he retired after many years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Pearl Patrick.

Allan is survived by his wife, Tania Colbert Patrick; 2 daughters, Deidre Cheney and husband, Alan and Diane Patrick; 2 grandchildren, Philip Cheney and wife, Elizabeth and Emilie Staryak; 2 great-grandchildren, Carmen Cheney and Katya Staryak; 1 brother, Carmon Patrick and wife, Nancy; 3 nephews, Kent Patrick and wife, Joy, Scott Patrick and wife, Carmen and Dru Patrick and wife, Wendy, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Extended family includes Stuart Cheney and wife, Heidi and daughters, Aminda and Sylvia.

Allan was a member of Town North Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas.

It is with overwhelming grief and an intense sense of loss that we, his family, give our earthly farewells to our dearly-beloved, loving and attentive husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

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Allan was such a wonderful man, father, and friend. He continually stayed up with everything that was going on and was a great conversationalist for family and friends. His love of family was very special and he made everyone he knew feel loved by him. He never had a bad word to say about anybody and was so kind-hearted that people felt better after every conversation with him. His beloved family were left to enjoy last contacts via Zoom calls to celebrate his 90th birthday. His dear daughters Deidre and Diane and all their lives were of constant interest and care to him and to his dear Tania. God bless him and all his family. Love, Diane Cheney and Edgar Van Cott in Sun City West, Arizona., August 2, 2020