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Robert Patrick

Robert Pace Patrick, age 84, passed away at 9:12 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. He was born on March 25, 1939, in Macomb, IL., son of Lawrence and Katherine Pace Patrick. He married Wanda McGaughey on November 26, 1964, in Peoria, IL, she passed away on April 28, 1999f4. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister in infancy, and a nephew Dr. John Thomas Creasey

He later married Arlistene Devinney on November 11, 2000, in Macomb, IL.

He is survived by his wife Arlistene, daughter Kimberly Ann (Eric) McKee of Macomb, grandchildren Dalton James (Lyndi) Patrick, Robert Gregory (Hope) McKee, Cody Pace (girlfriend Kaelin) McKee, great grandchildren Otto Patrick, Russell Patrick, Melody McKee, and Sunny McKee, sister Mary (Jerry) Brookhart of Macomb, and nephew Robb (Susan) Creasey and several great nieces, stepsons Darren (Deena)Devinney of East Moline, and Brad (Tracy) Devinney of Olathe, Kansas, step grandchildren Dallas, Deonna , Reagan and Nathan Devinney.

Robert enjoyed going and watching the “world champion” Kansas City Chiefs’ football games, Nascar races and Dallas’ motocross races with the entire family. He will be remembered for his long patience and larger than life heart!

Robert was happiest in the middle of a cattle lot. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was quick to laugh and whatever life threw at him he never complained. He was a one problem at a time type person, no one loved what they did more than Robert. He would often say that it did not feel like work or a job because he loved what he was doing. Robert had served on the Industry School Board for eight years and was proud to have presented Kimberly with her diploma. He received the Illinois Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmer Award in the 70s.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on March 1, 2024, at the Scotland Trinity Church, Rev. Charles Walden will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 5 PM until 7 PM at the Clugston- Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Academy (formerly Industry School). You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at clugstontibbitts.com.