Dr. Richard Lawrence Patrick, 89, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday,
January 23, 2021.
He was born September 23, 1931 in Canton, Ohio to the late Stephen Lawrence and Marie E. Patrick.
On Jan. 23, 2021, he was embraced by the arms of his loving Savior, whom he served all his
life. While Richard was in seminary, he met his future wife, the late Ruby Nell Patrick, in a Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church in Fort Worth. They were married on Dec. 21, 1952. After graduation, they moved to Youngstown, Ohio and founded the Bible Baptist Temple. Upon retiring in 2007, they moved to Chattanooga, to spend the last 13 years with some of their children. They were members of Grace Baptist Church.
His sons-in-law, Jon Carter and Ron Thomas, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children, Pamela Carter, Carolyn (Dan) Barry, David (Donna) Patrick, Sharon (Jared) Vickers and Jean (Chris) McCarthy. He has 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Bible Baptist Temple, 230 Lettie Ave., Campbell, OH, 44405, or Grace Baptist Academy Bridges of Grace (student financial assistance)
A private family service will be held on Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 8214 East Brainerd Road, with Pastor David Patrick officiating. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.