Richard Paul "Rick" Patrick Jr., 55, Hays, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 7, 1958, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Richard Paul and Rose Marie (Clark) Patrick Sr. He was a 1976 graduate of Hubbard High School, Hubbard, Ohio, and played baseball at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio.

He married Thonda "T.J." Jennings on June 11, 1998, in Reno, Nev. He worked at Hays Ford Toyota, was the manager of the Hays ALCO Store for many years, was a cook at Pheasant Run Restaurant for the last two-and-a-half years, and owned and operated his own food truck, Rick's Rollin' Roadhouse.

He enjoyed cooking, playing golf, bowling and his dogs, Aspen and Reno. He took pride in his 1987 Chevy El Camino, and enjoyed tinkering and repairing things.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Hays; his mother, Hays; and his godmother, Donna Jean Morgan, Hubbard, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2008; a sister, Colleen Marie Patrick; and a brother, Philip Paul Patrick.

A celebration of his life will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Pheasant Run Restaurant, Hays; cremation has taken place.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice or to Rick Patrick Memorial Fund in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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