OBITUARY

Pat Allen McShan

October 4, 1940February 11, 2021

Pat Allen McShan passed away February 11, 2021 in Montgomery, Texas. He was born October 4, 1940 in Abilene, Texas to Charles Chillion Daniel and Mary Frances Miller Daniel. His mother later married Howard Dewey McShan who adopted Pat in 1945 and changed his name to Pat Allen McShan.

He grew up watching his grandparents operate the Colorado City Drug Co., which later inspired him to get into the wholesale drug business. He spent his childhood hanging out at the drug store and told frequent stories of learning to be a “soda jerk.” This was only the beginning of various odd-jobs. He learned the value of hard work through beginning his extensive resume at the age of 8. After his family settled in Denver City, Texas, Pat began the eighth grade where he met many of his lifelong friends, including his wife, Nancy (Nan) Weatherred. Those who knew them recognized their everlasting love that started sophomore year of high school. They were married right after graduation. In 1960, they welcomed their first-born daughter, Kari McShan. While preparing for college, he worked part time for Southwestern Drug as a warehouseman. During that time, he attended West Texas Barber College and became a licensed master barber. Working 30 hours a week at a busy barber shop in Amarillo, he still finished his BBA degree in marketing at West Texas State University on time. His perseverance and determination for success earned him a scholarship award from the Panhandle Purchasing Association, and he was a life member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Businesses Fraternity. In 1965, Pat and Nan welcomed their youngest, Scott McShan. His maintained relationship with the Southwestern Drug Co. management during college, and his continued interest from childhood allowed for further success as he worked his way up to his position as Sales Manager based in Waco, Texas. He was only 28 years old, the youngest to ever hold that position. After four years, he surprised the corporate management by leaving the company and joining the tractor business in Conroe, Texas. Pat and his longtime friend, Mike McLemore formed Conroe Ford Tractor which was later renamed Allied Power Mart. Their wives, Nan and Patsy had been friends since the first grade back in Denver City. The loyalty to his friendships was easy to see. They were very successful for 29 years winning many awards and trips, which led to later traveling the world and experiencing numerous cultures. He and Nan had the joy of sharing their days together. Later in his life, he was happy to reconnect with his half-sister, Jill Weems. He overcame obstacles throughout his life which shaped him to be a caring father and role model to his children. His legacy as a loving and supportive grandfather will live on with his five grandchildren who he treasured dearly. Pat was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association, past Campaign Chairman and President of Montgomery County United Way. He was a member of the Conroe Chamber of Commerce, Methodist Church, Lion’s club and Conroe Tiger Booster club. He was president of the National Dealers’ Council for Kubota tractors.

Pat retired at age 60. He loved every day of retirement to the waterfront home he and Nan had built on Lake Conroe. He spent some of his time researching his family’s lineage and was able to trace back his ancestry to 1000 A.D.. His greatest joy was his family and providing them with the necessary tools for a meaningful life. He maintained strong, Christian values throughout his life. He will be missed tremendously by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Frances Miller McShan, father, Charles Chillion Daniel and step-father, Howard Dewey McShan. He is survived by his wife, Nan McShan, brother, Marc McShan, sister Jill Weems, sisters-in-law Marje McConnell and Nelda Walker, daughter, Kari McShan, son, Scott McShan and his wife Vicki, and five grandchildren, Kylie, Dylan and wife Laura, Jake, Maci, and Abby. Nieces: Lindsay Williams, Lauren Brunson, Jessica Baker, Nephew: Matt McShan and their families as well as many loving cousins and special friends.

Memorial Services will be conducted at First Methodist Conroe by Reverend Janet Stillwell on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Covid safety procedures will be followed. If so inclined, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Methodist Conroe Church at 4308 West Davis St. Conroe, Texas 77304.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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Marlene Shepherd

February 22, 2021

Pat's smile will never fade from the childhood memories I cherish of time spent with the McShans. Thank you, Nancy, for the joy you and Pat have shared with all who know you. You are in my thoughts.

Mike Guthrie

February 20, 2021

We are so sad to hear of Pat’s death. He was the ultimate gentleman at all times and someone we enjoyed many Kubota activities with. Pat provided me with a lot of knowledge when we were getting M & C Equipment established and for that I will always be grateful. Pat, as the Bible requests of us, you finished well. Love to Nan and family.

Jim & Dolores Zimmerer

February 19, 2021

Sending our deepest sympathy for your loss. We remember many good times we had with you all and for helping us start the Kubota franchise in Gainesville and moving it to Fort Worth.
Ever grateful for your friendship.
Jim & Dolores

Lang Thompson

February 16, 2021

Nan:
I am so sorry to read of Pat's passing.
I have started and deleted this several times. I just couldn't find the words to express my thoughts and emotions. Pat was one of the best I worked for, or may with is more appropriate.
Lang Thompson

Debbie Hayes

February 15, 2021

Such a nice man. I always enjoyed making him, Nan and their friends their Chamber of Commerce Lobsterfest Silent Auction winning Breakfast. Condolences to Nan and his family.

Dixie Barron

February 14, 2021

Nancy & family my prayers go out to you-Pat was such a gentleman & I know you will miss him but just remember all of the good memories & that will give you peace -Love to each of you-

Tommy Polston

February 14, 2021

One of the nicest men I’ve had the pleasure to have known and attended school with. All your former school mates will miss you.

Dorothy Johnson

February 14, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the McShan family. Pat was a dear friend and classmate while living in Denver City, Tx. His Love for his former hometown was shown by many visits back to class reunions. We were the lucky ones to have shared these times with him and Nan. He will be missed. Love, Bucky and Dorothy Johnson

Patricia Govia

February 14, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the McShane family. I have many memories of family gatherings I attended, as well as high school sports games. We had grandchildren who were on the same teams.. I will cherish those memories. Rest in Peace Patrick, you will truly be missed.

Juls Thornton

February 14, 2021

Huge loving prayers, love & hugs & my deepest condolences to the entire McShan family. Pat, rest in peace & God hold him close, hold his family close with inner peace & strength ❤

I remember the several times I've had the privilege in visiting the McShan home, Pat was always at the helm of his loved BBQ Pit. He was a master at cooking and always smiling. He also loved watching his grandkids ride his water bikes. When the Tri-county fires erupted here in Plantersville, Pat & his brother Marc & son, Scott came out to help me move my things to a safe place. I will never forget that day. Pat had got me calmed down and focused. Pat was truly an amazing man, so well respected by everyone, caring, always smiling & a great solid gentleman. Pat will be so very missed. I know he gained his beautiful wings as big as his heart & that's huge! God bless ❤

FROM THE FAMILY