Robert Patrick October 27, 1931~ April 11, 2014

Robert T. Patrick, fortified by the Sacraments of the Holy Catholic Church and surrounded by his children, passed into the eternal joy of Heaven on April 11, 2014. He was 82.

He was born in Ozark on Oct. 27, 1931 and was raised in Fayetteville. He graduated from the University Of Arkansas School Of Pharmacy in Little Rock and served in the Army National Guard. He was stationed at Fort Chaffee in Fort Smith; Fort Hood, Texas; and Karlsrhue, Germany. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he returned to Fayetteville to begin his career in pharmacy, initially at Palace Drug then as the owner-operator of Medical Arts Pharmacy, established in 1959, until retirement in 1999.

Bob was quietly charitable and civic-minded. His kindness, patience and good humor endeared him to family, friends and customers. His wise counsel was invaluable to all who sought it out. He enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors, was fond of fishing and boating, and was a fan of the Razorbacks, the Purple Dogs, and the St. Louis Cardinals.


Bob was preceded in death by his mother Ophia Ann (Pat) Dunn Patrick McGaugh, his step-father Carl Andrew McGaugh Sr., sister Mona Cowan, brother Carl Andrew McGaugh Jr., and four children lost in miscarriage.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Agnes Birkenbach Worm Patrick; four children, Jon Patrick of Farmington, Jodi Reeves (Bob) of Little Rock, Mike Patrick (Carol) of Little Rock and Rob Patrick (Jan) of Bryant; eight grand-children, Ashley, Becca, Ben, Elizabeth, Haley, Kate, Mary and Rachel; and several nieces and nephews.


Rosary will be held at St. Joseph’s on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 22, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the church hall. Burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery at 2:00 PM.


In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to Diocese of Little Rock, Seminarian Fund in memory of Robert T. Patrick, 2500 N. Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR 72207 or the St. Joseph Catholic Church building fund, 1722 N Starr Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701.


The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of the Willard Walker Hospice Home and all those who kept Bob and the family in their prayers.

Arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville.

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    Steve Baird » 13. Apr, 2014

    So sorry to hear about Bob passing away. My prayers to the family.

    Scott Stewart » 14. Apr, 2014

    Very sad to hear about Mr Patrick. All of our Love and Prayers to you and all your families.

    Scott, Sarah, Whitney and Wendy

    Name » 17. Apr, 2014

    Mr. Patrick is a great family man and a joyful soul. I always enjoyed visiting with him and am greatly sadden by his passing.

    Danny Pianalto

    peggy and frank shuler » 18. Apr, 2014

    We thought a lot of the family and our prayers go out to them.

    Betty Down » 19. Apr, 2014

    It was with great sadness to hear of Bob’s passing. He was truly a kind and gentle man. May the blessings of God comfort Mary and the family during this time.

    Betty Down

    Gordon Whitbeck » 19. Apr, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary, Rob, Mike, Jodi, and Jon. It was a privilege having the opportunity to work for Bob during my college career. He was my mentor, showing me how to run a business, which I have utilized all 36 years that I have been in business. He had the science background, yet was able to successfully operate a science based business. His humor and love for his family was also great to be around. I got to know all of you, as well as, his mom Pat. We are sad to hear of the passing of kind man who touched so many.

    Our condolences,
    Gordon and Bonnie Whitbeck

    Diane and Ron Rowland » 20. Apr, 2014

    Please accept our condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.

    Marlene Palmer » 21. Apr, 2014

    Mary, I am so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May the Dear Lord comfort you and your family at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love You.
    Marlene Palmer

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    Mary Lou Dunn » 23. Apr, 2014

    So sorry to hear about Bob passing away.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Sonny had many happy memories of when he and Bob were children together.

    Mary Lou Dunn and family