Mr. John was born in Bascom, Florida, to Morris Vann Patrick, Jr. and Lillian Ryals (Patrick) McArthur on November 7, 1930. He graduated from Malone High School and continued to work on his dad’s farm. Later he took a job down around Clewiston on a working ranch which seemed to be his true calling. He eventually returned home and joined partnership of the farm with his brothers.Years later the farm was split with John raising cows, hauling cattle and working as an order buyer. He also bought a crop dusting service eventually learning to fly himself. He served on the West Florida Electric Coop board of directors for numerous terms. He served his country in the National Guard also.
John enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, hunting, fishing, watching baseball and westerns and church.
Mr. John was preceded in death by his wife, of 60 years, Carolyn Fay Patrick, his father, M. V. Patrick, mother, Lillian McArthur, stepfather, M.R. McArthur., two brothers Charles Patrick and Paul Patrick and two sisters Katherine Barber and Helen Windom.
He is survived by three sons, Larry (Regina), Reggie (Teena) and Clay (Gina) and brother Earl Patrick. John will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Stephanie, Mitch, Christopher, Tyler, Tucker, John Tyler; and great grandchildren Trace, AJ, Callie, Cason, Ava, Cooper, Abbie, Carlyn and Jack.
Funeral services will be 10 am Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Ed Ham officiating. Burial will follow in Dellwood Methodist Church Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel,