Albert L. Patrick
Albert L. Patrick age 101 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. Albert was born November 16, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky the 9th child out of 10 to the late Oliver and Gemma Patrick. Mr. Patrick was never married and was preceded in death by five brothers, Richard Patrick, Clayton Patrick, Charles Patrick, Johnny Patrick and Thomas Patrick. He is also preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Crace, Betty Stanley, Mary B. Whitaker and Lillie Mae Adams. Albert is survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Albert enlisted in the Army in June, 1940 and was assigned to the Twenty-seventh Infantry, Twenty-fifth Division, Machine Gun Company after basic training, and was stationed at Wheeler Airfield in Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 a date that would thrust the United States into WWII and change the life of a Magoffin County, Kentucky farm boy forever, Mr. Patrick watched the first bomb drop at Pearl Harbor while standing in the doorway of the mess hall ready to eat his breakfast. After his service in the Military, Albert went to Michigan to work and live. While there he worked for Kaiser-Frazier Corporation, Lockheed and General Motors before returning to Kentucky. Once he arrived back to Kentucky, he lived in Paintsville for a while and then moved back to Magoffin County where he was from. He lived in the Burning Fork Community.
Funeral services for Mr. Albert L. Patrick were conducted at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, July 19, 2020 from the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Carroll officiating. Burial followed in the Roark Cemetery at Burning Fork, Kentucky.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home.