Gary Dale McFatridge
November 20, 1944  -  July 27, 2017

Gary Dale McFatridge

TurcottePiper Mortuary Chapel
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX  78363
Monday, July 31, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
311 E. 5th St.
Bishop, TX  78343
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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Graveside Service
Coastal Bend Veterans Cemetery
9974 I 37 Access Rd
Corpus Christi, TX  78410
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
1:00 p.m.
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Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
9974 IH 37
Corpus Christi, TX  78410
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I served in the Navy.

Gary Dale McFatridge passed away peacefully on July 27th 2017 after a year long, courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born on November 20, 1944 in Goose Creek, Texas, to Ervin and Grace McFatridge.
Gary graduated from Lee High School in Baytown, Texas in 1963. He married the love of his life on December 17, 1977 while they were both on active duty. Gary spent 20 years in the military as a jet mechanic where he retired in 1992. After his retirement he worked as a mechanic for various contractors at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi/ Naval Air Station Kingsville. Gary had a love for cars. He loved going to races and had a need for speed. He was an avid car collector.
Survivors include his wife Pat of 39 years, his sons Brian (Tonya) McFatridge of Dayton, Tx, Thomas McFatridge of Bishop, TX, his daughter Angie (Ray) Pena, of Driscoll , Tx, his brothers Thomas (Cookie) McFatridge of Richmond, Tx, Michael (Sharon) McFatridge of La Porte, Tx, seven grandchildren, Chad, Ryan, Ray JR, Andrew, Ashley, Brandon, Cameron, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bishop, TX. Lunch will be served at the FBC fellowship hall. Graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Coastal Bend Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, TX. In lieu of flowers please donate to the First Baptist Church in Bishop, TX.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, TX 78363.


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  1. Patty Burton
    Kingsville, TX

    We love you both and know that your faith journey will lead you back to Gary who is now basking in Jesus' love and light.

  2. Julie wolfram
    Juneau, WI

    Dear Pat and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Gary. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ❤️ Paul and Julie

  3. Esti Dossantos
    Kingsville, TX

    Mrs. Pat,

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you and your family bear. Please know that you and your family will be very close in my thoughts and prayers; extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. Carol A Webster
    China Spring, TX

    Pat,Ben and I want to send our love and great sympathy even when we know Gary was suffering. We saw him at my dear sister Sue's funeral and was touched that he came. Carol(Cantrell)Webster and Benny Webster

  5. Regina McFatridge Niemeyer
    Lake Jackson, TX

    A wonderful cousin who was a lot of fun. You will be missed by many and You were loved.

  6. Regina McFatridge Niemeyer
    Lake Jackson, TX

    A wonderful cousin who was a lot of fun. You will be missed by many and You were loved.

  7. Richard D Cantrell
    Anna, TX

    Words can't express how sad we are to hear that my cousin Gary passed away.
    He was such a friendly peaceful guy who loved life. He was one of the good guys
    and we lost him too early. He was such a fighter and he fought hard to the end in battling this horrible disease. He was a patriotic veteran american having served in the Navy and the Air Force in time of war and peace. A true American
    who had the country and his family in his best interest and loved both to the fullest. We as a family will surely miss him. RIP Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this trying time.
    Richard & Dee Cantrell

  8. Angie
    Driscoll, TX

    I love you so much daddy. You are such a wonderful human. It's so nice to read what people wrote about you. Love you so much

  9. Roger @Laura Pollard
    Kingsville, TX

    We in Kingsville Auto Club will miss Gary at our shows an get together s

  10. Lewis & Diana Howard
    Beeville, TX

    Our deepest and sincere sympathy for the loss of a wonderful and dear friend of many years.
    May The Lord watch over your sweet and lovely family.
    Lewis & Diana

  11. Beatriz Pena Reyes and Christopher Gibson
    Pasadena, TX

    Great hard-working man. Great sense of humor. God is going to have his hands full.
    May you rest in peace.

  12. Charlie Frazier
    Waco, TX

    There are not enough words to express the sadness in my heart. Gary and the entire McFatridge family were like family to me. I will miss him dearly. I did get to see him on his birthday a year ago. It was like old times. I also got to meet his wonderful wife. Thank you Pat for taking care of Gary. He loved you dearly. Thomas and Mike, what can I say only that I love you two guys as much as Gary. We all grew up together. So with GOD's hands he will welcome Gary and that gives me happiness knowing he is ok now. Hope they have cars to race up there. GOD'S SPEED. I love you all. Crazee.

  13. Mary Ellen Kovaleski
    Sturgeon Bay, WI

    Sending you love and condolences.

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