Thomas M. Patrick, Jr. ’62

Thomas M. Patrick, Jr. ’62 died suddenly at his home in Greenville, S.C., on October 23. A native of Greenville County, he was the son of the late Thomas Moore Patrick, Sr., and Margaret McLeod Patrick.

He was the 1958 student body president of Taylors High School and class valedictorian. He was also an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Davidson College in 1962, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, and from the University of Virginia JD class of 1965, where he was a member of the Coif and the Raven Society.

He served thirteen months in Vietnam as a military Intelligence Army officer. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Reserves. From 1971 to 1998 he was a lecturer of law at Clemson University.

He served on numerous boards, including the Greenville Housing Authority Board, Habitat for Humanity, and Western Carolina Legal Services Board. He was a member of the Downtown Greenville Rotary Club, Torch Club, the St. Andrew Society of the Upstate, and the Poinsett Club.

He was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Greer, serving as secretary of the Board of Deacons. He was a communicant of Christ Church, Greenville, and summer member of the Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, N.C.

He was a past chairman of the Greenville Historic Preservation Commission and coordinator of historic highway markers for Greenville County.

He was an active member of the American Boxwood Society and patented a boxwood variety named for Thomas Jefferson.

He is survived by his wife, Frances (Hedi) Hearon Patrick, 14 Woodvale Ave., Greenville, S.C. 29605; daughter, Frances Hedrick Patrick Lewis (Derek); sister, Jane Patrick; brother, Dr. Alexander Patrick; and a number of nieces and nephews.