O'Brien, William Patrick "Pat" Jr.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

William Patrick “Pat” O’Brien Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Mr. O’Brien was born June 22, 1940 in Chattanooga to the late Billy and Virginia (Ingle) O’Brien.

Mr. O’Brien was preceded in death by one son, Billy O’Brien.

He was a member of the First Centenary United Methodist Church and served on the board of directors for the Heritage Landing Homes Owners Association.

Mr. O’Brien started Romro Chemical Company and QVS Chemical and at the time of his death was the owner of Rochem Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia O’Brien; children, Patrick O’Brien, Amy O’Brien and Keely O’Brien; sister, Carol O’Brien Duke; brother, Mike O’Brien; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Reverend Brian Davis, Mr. Bill Edwards and Reverend Ann Weeks officiating.

Pallbearers include Wesley Kelley, Alan Kelley, Clifford Doremus, Tommy Wooten, Jason Alsobrooks, and Joe Lamb, and honorary pallbearers will be Larry Kelley, Dale Ewton, Bill Edwards and Sammy Smith.

The family will receive friends at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home on Monday, March 14, from 6-8 p.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Salvation Army.

Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn.



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