Patrick Earl McGrath

Patrick Earl McGrath, of McCredie, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. Patrick was born April 18, 1949 in Columbia, MO and was the oldest son of Robert and Patricia McGrath.   In 1968, Patrick was united in marriage Deborah Sue Howell who survives at their home.  In addition to his wife, Patrick will be lovingly remembered by three sons: Sean (Martha) of Fulton, MO; Shad (Michelle) of Auxvasse, MO; and Erin (Brandi) of Fulton, and eight grandchildren,  Caitlin, Morgan, Hunter (Sean); Mackenzie, Brynn (Shad);  Derek, Connor, and Kellan (Erin); one sister Cathy McCray (John), and three brothers, Michael (Barbie), Kelly, Mark (Terri) and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends including two very close, life-long  friends, Gayle English and Bruce Shyrock.

Patrick was a third generation Union Pipefitter, working for J.C. Jacobs, Drummond Mechanical and Officer Mechanical, retiring after 44 years.  Patrick was an avid outdoorsman and hunter.  He took a special interest in introducing children and adults to shooting sports.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Hall in Millersburg with a carry-in dinner to follow at 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to:  Callaway County Shooting Sports, C/O Lori Davis, 6070 Winding Road, Fulton, MO  65251.


  1. Terry Payne on March 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    My thoughts, prayers and love remain with everyone in the family as always. May we all find comfort and peace knowing that we shall meet again as God promises. Until then we shall feed off one another’s strengths while the others are weak. My heartfelt condolences.

    Terry Payne

  2. Shane Glass on March 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    The McGrath family has my sympathy. I wish you comfort and togetherness as you mourn the loss of a beloved family member.

  3. Nikki Bell on March 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Erin. Prayers to you and your family.
    Love, Nikki (Kellett) Bell

  4. Molly (English) Eiken on March 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    The McGrath family is in my thoughts and prayers. Patrick was such a sweetheart. I’m so thankful that I got to see him this last deer season. I got a big hug and kiss from him. He will forever be missed and loved.

  5. jamie alvstad (maddox) on March 6, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love to all.

  6. Ellen emmons on March 6, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Prayers to all the family! I’m so sorry. I know he was a great dad and grandpa. Hugs!

  7. David and Janet (Means) Wilhite on March 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Debbie we were so sad and sorry to hear of Patrick’s passing. We knew he was fighting the cancer battle and hate to hear he has lost. He is now free of the pain and the struggle. Our best to you and your family.

  8. Danny Bonard on March 6, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Sorry to all for your loss, prayers to everyone.

  9. Don and Nancy Hinnah on March 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    We send our sympathy and love to all the family.

  10. Tiffany Tilton Pahl on March 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss!

  11. Sharon Dean and Larry Harrison on March 7, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family

  12. Stephanie Blair (Wade) on March 7, 2014 at 9:13 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. Sherry (Sparks) Cosier on March 9, 2014 at 9:31 am

    So sorry to hear about Patrick’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the family find comfort in your collective strength and celebrate a special life.

  14. Merry Jayne Sparks Marshall on March 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Patrick’s passing
    My thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with the McGrath family at this time.Keep all the wonderful memories close to sustain you through these sorrowful times. May God’s loving arms give you strength and peace until you’re together again.

  15. cathy mcafee on March 10, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I am sorry to hear of Patrick’s death our prayers are with each of you Joe really cared a lot about Patrick as well as the boys he had been shooting with them in recent years. We were just with is brother Jim Moore who used to work at Jacab’ s he was asking about him. Will let him know of his passing God Bless all of you.

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