Patrick H. Sullivan

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Patrick Henry Sullivan, 79, of Cave City died Jan. 21, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Sullivan served as Sharp County justice of the peace from 1985 until 1992.

Born June 15, 1925, in Cave City, he was the son of Murphy Mobley and Jewel Rye Sullivan.

He earned a master's 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 World War II.

He was a member and deacon of Cave City Church of Christ; a member of the Sharp County Fair Board, the Grange-Calamine Water Association and the Fairview Cemetery Board; and served as president and other positions in Sharp County Farm Bureau.

After retiring from teaching, he served his church and 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, 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; two great-grandchildren -- Brett Hendrickson and Savannah Hendrickson, 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 of Cave City.

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.