Born 6-15-1925 -- Died 1-21-2005
Patrick Henry Sullivan, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 21, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 15, 1925, in Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Murphy Mobley and Jewel Rye Sullivan.
He earned a master of science degree in agriculture from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For 41 years he served many in his teaching career. He began his career teaching veterans on the farm at Strawberry and Cave City. He taught high school agriculture at Poughkeepsie, Evening Shade, Lynn and Cave City.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and of World War II. He was a member and deacon of the Cave City Church of Christ; served on the Sharp County Fair Board; was a member of the Grange-Calamine Water Association; served on the Fairview Cemetery Board; and served as president and other offices for the Sharp County Farm Bureau. After retiring from teaching, he served his church, his community and continued to run his cattle farm.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Ford Sullivan of the home; a son and daughter-in-law -- Con and Barbara Sullivan of Bald Knob; three daughters and sons-in-law -- Patricia and Gary Bates of El Dorado, Kay Hendrickson of Lampassas, Texas, and Dana and Stephen Smith of College Station, Texas; two sisters -- Charlene Cathey of Bentonville, and Louise Halbrook of Sherwood; nine grandchildren -- Alan Bates of Little Rock, Steven Bates of El Dorado, Amy Bates of Boston, Mass., Christy Sullivan of Cabot, John Sullivan of Bald Knob, Robert Hendrickson of Strawberry, and Ellen Smith, Ethan Smith and Evan Smith, all of College Station, Texas; two great-grandchildren -- Brett Hendrickson and Savannah Hendrick- son, both of Strawberry; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janet Ann Sullivan; and two sisters -- Nell Ironside and Helen Fudge.
The funeral was Jan. 24 at Cave City Church of Christ with Dean Fugett officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery east of Cave City with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Dean Hastings, Jeral Hastings, Mark Walling, Mike Walling, Joey Carpenter and James Watson.
Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Cossey, John Estes, Ernie Stitcher and Floyd Stahly.