Patrick (Pat) Warren Pease
Patrick (Pat) Warren Pease, 71, died at home on Thursday, July 22, 2021, surrounded by some of his favorite people as they told some of their favorite stories of him. Pat was a storyteller, someone who always had a new tall tale to tell you when he saw you next, so it was pretty close to perfect that he exited this life wrapped in the memories of those who loved him most.
Pat was born on April 3, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Northwest High School in North City and worked as a union floorlayer before owning and operating his company, Patco Flooring, for 20 years. Pat was a hard worker, a successful businessman, and proudly lefthanded (like Bruce Willis). He was proof that bumpy starts do not define life’s journey, and that if you fill each day with purpose, trying to be just a little better than you were the day before, you can leave a legacy of laughter and love in your wake.
Pat loved music of all types, target shooting, and, despite his allergies and frequent complaining, the assorted cats his wife Vicky brought into their home. He had the best facial hair, a quick smile, and was known throughout his nieces and nephews as the go-to person to finish your leftovers. He was fiercely independent and a natural-born skeptic, a trait which he passed on to his son and two grandchildren. And Pat was unfailingly kind. He was a gifted conversationalist who left a trail of friends and acquaintances wherever he went. However, nothing mattered more to him than his family. He prioritized them above all else. He was a brother, a husband, a father, and an uncle before taking on, and excelling at, his favorite role as pawpaw.
Pat is survived by his wife of 45 years Victoria, his son Shannon (wife Jessica), his beloved grandchildren Harper and Gideon, his father Byron, nine brothers and sisters, 20 nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Betty Johnson (nee Holguin), his stepfathers Chester Bogdajewicz and Don Johnson, his father-in-law James Wicker, and his beloved grandparents Manuel and Bessie Holguin.
Everyone who knew Pat is asked to celebrate his life by doing what Pat did best – loving family unconditionally and sharing a good story with someone who might just become a friend.