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Submitted: 2/20/22 • Approved: 2/20/22 • Last Updated: 2/20/22 • R12987-G0
1858 - August 7, 1942
“BIG SAM” PATRICK, 83, DIED FRIDAY
Was Prominent Farmer, BusinessMan And Trader
Sam H. Patrick, 83, better known in Johnson County as “Big Sam,” died at his home near Leander in the Jennies Creek section last Friday, August 7. He had been a semi-invalid during the greater part of his life but had been confined to his room for over a year. In recent months his condition became worse until heath relieved him of his suffering on Friday. Mr. Patrick had long been one of Johnson County’s most prominent businessmen. He had been engaged in the mercantile business for more than half a century. He was also a leading farmer and stock trader, and was known throughout the county. Through his fair and honest dealings he had gained the confidence and respect of his neighbors and respect of his neighbors who gathered in great numbers. Sunday afternoon to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of a good man, a friend and benefactor. “Big Sam” Patrick was a son of the late Jackson Patrick, a pioneer citizen of Johnson County and a member of one of Eastern Kentucky’s largest and most prominent families. The old farm and homestead at Leander were inherited by the son where he made his home until death. A strange coincidence in the death of Sam H. Patrick was that his father, Jackson Patrick, dropped dead within 15 feet of where the son laid a corpse exactly forty years ago from last Sunday when the funeral was held. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Scott Castle. Probably the largest crowd ever seen at a rural funeral was present. The large Patrick home was so filled that the crowd overflowed to the lawn. The many beautiful flowers and the enormous crowd at the funeral and burial were proof of the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The body was laid to rest in the Patrick cemetery on the old home farm. Besides his aged widow he is survived by one son, Hershel Patrick, of Leander. The Jones Funeral Home of Paintsville directed the funeral and burial. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 1942
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