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George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN

OBITUARY

William Patrick “Pat” McGrath

October 27, 1959June 14, 2020

Funeral services for Pat, 60, will be conducted at 12:00 PM on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Fellowship Bible Church with Eugene Brandt and Kyle Williams officiating. A private committal service will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery.

Pat died on June 14, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis TN. He was born on October 27, 1959 in Jackson, TN to the late Albert Joseph and Daisy Louise Barnes McGrath. Pat graduated from Old Hickory Academy class of 1978 where he was involved in track, cross country and football. In 1982 he graduated with a B.S. from UT Martin with a major in Psychology and minor in Biology. Pat was in Pharmaceutical and Biotech sales for 26 years and achieved Presidents Club seven times in his tenure. His hobbies included golf, running, cycling and attending any sport or activity his children were involved in.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Donna McGrath, children; William Patrick McGrath JR, Margaret O'Donnell McGrath, Joseph Allen McGrath and brother; Joe McGrath.

Other than his parents Mr. McGrath was also preceded in death by a brother; George McGrath

Active pallbearers to serve are; Chuck Brown, Mark Johnson, Steve Raper, Trip Boon, David Barnes and George Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers to serve; Rob Binkley, Jerry Powell, Tim Wilson, Lance Porter, Mark Layne, Karl Kramer, Chris Weaver, Trey Antwine, Ray Howard, Clay Carlock, Kevin Jerge, David Botter, Bob Bond.

The family will receive friends on June 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 12:00 PM at Fellowship Bible Church, 141 Pleasant Plains Rd. Jackson,TN 38305

The family request that memorial contributions may be directed to Donate Life America (donatelife.net)

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • The Funeral Service

    Friday, June 19, 2020

Memories

William Patrick “Pat” McGrath

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Flo Ann Castellaw

June 26, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Pat used to call on the clinic I work at in Alamo, always very nice and professional. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tim Smith

June 19, 2020

Met Pat during our Sanofi Training in New Jersey in 2018. Being from TN, also. we instantly had something in common (as well as both of us with a wife named Donna). I always enjoyed our conversations over lunches, dinners, walking, and class time. He dearly loved his family and the Lord. He will truly be missed and I am thankful our paths crossed even for a short time. May the Lord comfort and keep you all during this time of sadness with His grace and peace.

Peggy Yakin

June 19, 2020

Donna,
You and Pat were our first and best neighbors we ever had! Please know we love you and are praying for you during this difficult time.

Ralph Jones

June 19, 2020

I so enjoyed hearing Pat talk about his children and their activities. You see the pride in his eyes as they would sparkle. He was humble but yet had a presence that was unmistakable. Our paths did not cross often and were always at Fellowship but he would take the time for us to visit and catch up on family. A hole will be left but I will always remember him so fondly. Blessings........

Tabitha Brice

June 18, 2020

Very loving Christian man. I used to hear stories about his family. My favorite was when his son ran into the garage we laughed forever about this. He loved his family. Praying for his family

Judy Badkin

June 18, 2020

A precious soul. Always with a smile and a memory. I loved it when I saw him at the clinic but even more so when I saw him around in Jackson. He was a delight. Donna, you were blessed with the love of your life. Prayers for you and your family during this time of great loss. May the Lord hold you closely and carry you through this time. Joy comes in knowing that Pat is fully restored in Christ.

Rebecca Jackson

June 18, 2020

Pat was the most awesome drug rep ever. He fought a good fight. RIP ♥️

Karen Grace

June 18, 2020

Pat called on our clinic & I was in a small group with him. He always was asking how others were and always spoke highly of his entire family. He was so proud of them. You could always see the love he had for his family. My prayers are with you.

Tim Lilly

June 17, 2020

He and his wife were customers of ours. Really nice people that were kind to everyone. Lots of love going to the family. If we can do anything for you at old hickory car care let us know.

Leigh Smith

June 17, 2020

Dear Donna,
My heart hurts so for you and the kids. Pat was always such a gentle and friendly person to me. Hold tight to your Lord and cling to the friends and family who love you so. I am praying for you.

FROM THE FAMILY