He was born in Norway, Mich. He served in the Navy and was later employed with Philco Electronics.
He moved his family to Atlanta in 1965 and showed his entrepreneurial abilities by starting several businesses, including Fashion Care Dry Cleaners. He was a Christian example as a husband, father, grandfather, friend and businessman. He was an elder for many years at Mount Paran Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Patrie; and his parents, Ronald Edwin Patrie and Marceil Franz Patrie.
He is survived by his children: Ron Patrie and wife, Vivien, Kathy Montalvo Rohsenberger and husband, Carl, and David Patrie; eight grandchildren: Venice Patrie, Cole Montalvo, Logan Patrie, Marco Patrie, Jeanie Patrie, Weston Patrie, Luke Patrie and Grace Patrie; brother, Jerry Patrie and wife, Barbara; and many nieces, nephews and special friends, including those at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead.
Visitation will be at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Mount Paran Church of God Chapel with pastors David Cooper and Kent Hawkins officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Mount Paran Church of God Missions Fund, 2055 Mount Paran Road N.W., Atlanta GA 30327-2921.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Patrie family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.
This announcement is made courtesy of Grissom Funeral Home and Cremation Services.