Donald Lee Patat Jr.
March 4, 1957 – May 14, 2018
Donald (Donny) Lee Patat, Jr. 61, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta GA following complications from an auto accident.
Donny was born March 4, 1957 in Macon, Georgia, he was the son of the late Donald Patat and Patsy Carr. He was a graduate of Southwest High School he lived in Destin FL where he worked for UPS as a driver for 21 years, before retiring in 2004. He is the former owner of D.L.P. Contracting until 2014 when he became Maintenance Supervisor at Augusta Gardens Assisted Living, where he was loved very much by the people and residents he cared for. Donny was an avid sports fan that loved the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. He loved southern rock music and the blues. He loved listening to the Allman Brothers. Donny loved fishing, especially in the Gulf of Mexico while living in Destin. He loved his children more than anything, and lived his life for them. He was loved by so many friends and his family. He had a personality that was inviting, contagious, and funny, guaranteed to make you laugh. He left an impression on everyone he met and touched the hearts of everyone who knew him with his heart of gold and compassion for others.
He is survived by his mother, Patsy Carr, daughter Kristy (Reid) Bland, of Fernandina FL; sons, Donald (Tripp) Lee Patat, III, of Davisboro GA, Heath Patat of Lincolnton GA; grandchildren, Gavin, Sophie, and Hadley; sister, Michele (Michael) Mongrue; nephews, Christopher, Oliver, and niece, Hannah Mongrue. Two special people in his life, Kathryn Smith and the late Diana Johnson, mother of his sons.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 17, in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:30. Burial will follow at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Keegan Mason will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Breaking Free, 2503 Breezy Hill Road, Davisboro, Georgia 31018, a church and ministry that he deeply appreciated and was involved in.
Visit www.maconmp.com to express tributes. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery has charge of the arrangements
- He is survived by his mother, Patsy Carr, daughter Kristy (Reid) Bland, of Fernandina FL; sons, Donald (Tripp) Lee Patat, III, of Davisboro GA, Heath Patat of Lincolnton GA; grandchildren, Gavin, Sophie, and Hadley; sister, Michele (Michael) Mongrue; nephews, Christopher, Oliver, and niece, Hannah Mongrue. Two special people in his life, Kathryn Smith and the late Diana Johnson, mother of his sons.
2503 Breezy Hill Road, Davisboro, Georgia 31018
- Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Celebration of Life Thursday, May 17, 2018
Donald Lee Patat Jr.
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Nancy Moore Leon
May 17, 2018
I have so many memories of Donny. I first met Donny when he was our UPS driver out in Destin. He would come in everyday with a new joke to exchange with the guys. When the joke was really bad they all went to the back room. Donny and I went through divorces at the same time so we leaned on each other during that time. He was always happy no matter what he was dealing with in life. He loved his mother and his children and grandchildren, talked about them all the time. I still can't believe he is gone. My prayers are with his family and friends.
May 16, 2018
From the first day I interviewed you, saw your smile, enjoyed your wit, and gleaned knowledge about waterless tanks, I knew we were destined to work Together! You have been one of the most loyal strong,smart, compassionate friends and coworkers a girl could have! Thank you for sharing yourself, your precious boys and your amazing mama with your Augusta Gardens Family! I love you Donald, my friend!
May 16, 2018
My name is Tim Maddox. I played a tremendous amount of softball with Donny. He was one of the best. I am proud to call him a friend even though after his retirement we lost communications. I would like to offer my sympathy in this difficult time. He will be missed. God Bless.
May 15, 2018
Donnie you will be missed. We sure did have some great times at the little league ball park watching our kids play their hearts out. And even when that journey ended we still couldn't get enough of baseball so we put together our own travel ball team the TIDE. We all loved watching our kids play but deep down I think our group of parent's just liked hanging out with each other. We will be praying for your boys Heath and Tripp and your family.
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