TERRE HAUTE —
Rodney Dale Patrick, 53, of Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Union Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 4, 1958, in Terre Haute, to William Nelson “Pat” and Eula Mae (Butts) Patrick. Rodney proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant in Communication Operations. He was stationed in Japan, Turkey, Scott AFB and Chanute AFB.
He enjoyed classic cars, and the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, gardening, and cooking on the grill. He was passionate about veteran’s rights. He was an avid music fan and enjoyed his extensive collection of old time rock and roll, and the blues. He enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts play ball. Most recently, he loved using Facebook as a way to interact with friends and family. He was a member of American Legion Post 346, and 40&8 Voiture 21. Rodney will be remembered for his unique sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his fiancee and companion, Camilla King of Terre Haute; brothers, Mike Patrick and wife Weerawan of Terre Haute, and Tim Patrick and wife Karen of Rosedale; a niece, Cassandra M. Patrick and her partner Crystal Murphy; nephews, Billy Patrick Sr. and Kit Patrick; great-nieces, Christina Patrick and Leah Overpeck; great-nephew, Billy Patrick Jr.; soon to be stepchildren, Chelsie Burke and Bryan King; and close, longtime friends, Marsha and Rod Bex.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with Chaplain Dave Heaton officiating, and military rites performed by American Legion Post 346. Visitation will 11 a.m. until services Saturday. In accordance to Rodney’s wishes cremation will follow. Online condolences may be made at: