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Obituary for Joseph Elliot Patrick
Joseph Elliot Patrick, 67, of Irvine, California and formerly of Pea Ridge, N.C. died Friday, November 22, 2013, at his residence in Irvine, California. Born November 11, 1946 in Chowan County he was the son of the late Joseph W. Patrick and Ann Pierce Patrick. Elliot was a retired certified public accountant and auditor with Fluor International. He was a graduate of Creswell High School and later attended East Carolina University where he earned his MBA in Business Administration. He taught classes at Coastal Community College and East Carolina University and worked for the Regional Development Institute in Greenville. He relocated to Irvine, California in 1988 with Fluor International and fell in love with the area and established his home there. His passion for travel and his career with Fluor allowed him to travel all around the United States and the world. His family includes his brother, Hugh Patrick of Roper, N.C.; nephews, Alton, Jeremy, Daniel and Talmage. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Roper with Reverend Royce Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.