Gayle attended Kilgore High School where he played basketball and was awarded all-district honors in football. After graduation in 1953, Gayle joined the United States Air Force. He enjoyed serving in Virginia, Nebraska, Texas, Nevada, Germany and Indonesia. While in Germany, he met and married Lucia, his wife for 51 years. He retired at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas and was a successful franchisee with 7-Eleven Company. Gayle retired in 2005 and moved back to his hometown of Kilgore in 2010.
Gayle Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Don and sisters, Patty Jean Allum and Bobbie Sue Walden.
He is survived by his dear friend Dolores Matthew Tucker of Kilgore; sons, Richard and Larry Patrick of Las Vegas, and many friends and former classmates. Gayle's father was buried in Linden, Texas I 1941 where Gayle will be laid to rest as his side.
Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Linden Cemetery and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.
There will be a time of visitation from 10:00 until 10:30 a.m., Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please perform a random act of kindness to honor Gayle.