Fred Willard Patty

October 8, 1936December 19, 2011

FRED WILLARD PATTY Funeral services for Fred Willard Patty, 75, of Odessa will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Sherwood Church of Christ with Lynn Money & Mark Wilson officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Mr. Patty was born in George West, TX on October 8, 1936 to JW & Bonnie Patty and passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Hospice House of Odessa. He married Karon Lasater on February 23, 1973 in Brownwood, TX. Fred grew up working the South Texas farms in the summertime and playing sports during the school year. Fred played left-end in football and ran the 440 & 880 yard dash in track. In May of ’55 he graduated from A. C. Jones High School in Beeville, TX and entered the Army. During the years of ’55-’58 he served his country in Germany as a signal core man. Dad had a great appreciation for history and Germany always held a fond place in his heart for WWII History. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he attended Abilene Christian University from ’58-’60 and worked at the Borden’s Dairy as well as the Texas Hwy. Dept. while in Abilene, TX. In the mid-60’s, Fred entered the oilfield of West Texas with SWACO of Dresser Industries. He would spend the rest of his life working the oilfields all across West Texas and SE NM while developing a number of great friendships. He was well respected for doing what he said he would do and had a tremendous work ethic. Fred never complained about any work he was asked to do and was very loyal to his employers. He loved spending time at “the river” near Garner State Park and dreamed of having some land in the hill country for horses and grandchildren. Dad was an avid reader, history buff and great story teller. He loved to tell personal stories and share a laugh. Fred Patty is survived by his wife, Karon Patty of Odessa, son, Sean Patty & wife Darla, (2) grandchildren, Sam & Zach of Midland, & brother, Max Patty of Portland, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Midland Christian School or Hospice House of Odessa. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 19, 2011

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merrideth garcia

December 26, 2011

I am very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

December 22, 2011

Karen and Sean, Fred was a mentor and a friend. Thank you so much for including me in Fred's farewell. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Please stay in touch. Joe Montoya

Dennis Bishop

December 21, 2011

Sean - I am sorry to hear about your loss. Hanging out with you and your family at Garner State Park brings back some great memories.

Joe/Vicki Llora

December 21, 2011

Rest in peace my good friend. You fought a hard battle here on earth, but that battle is over, it is now time to prepare a place for those you love and care for. I count myself among those who were blessed to have you be a part of their lives.

Kyle Bowen

December 21, 2011

Sean, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Some of my fondest memories include you and your family. I haven't seen them in awhile, but I will miss him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Ron & Carolyn Goodpasture

December 21, 2011

Karon & Sean, we are so sorry to learn of Fred's passing. What a great man he was and what a great family he has left behind to carry on his memories. He will be truly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing him.

Lloyd Coe

December 20, 2011

Karen, Our prayers are with you at this time. LLoyd enjoyed working with Fred all those years. God be with you... Linda and LLoyd Coe

Trey and Genny Wyles

December 20, 2011

Sean - We're so sorry to hear about your loss. We will be praying for your family during this time of grief.

Phil Gold

December 20, 2011

Covering your family in prayer. Fred was a special man. I always appreciated his firm handshake and encouraging welcome each time I entered your home or 6th & J. I was blessed to have grown up with him as a model and friend to our family.