Ralph Edward Patrick, Jr.\nMay 17, 2022\nAge 88\n \nRalph Edward Patrick, Jr., beloved husband of the late Margaret Roesch Patrick, died May 17, 2022 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.\nMr. Patrick is the father of Kimberly Patrick Pitman (William Liston) of Beaufort, SC, Courtney Patrick Jorgensen (Jeffrey Gene) of Germantown, MD, and Melissa Patrick Massalon (Douglas Wayne) of Beaufort, SC. He is the grandfather of Liston Pitman, Sophie and Erin Jorgensen and Abigail Buskirk. Mr. Patrick is also the step-grandfather of Brandon, Justin and Caroline Massalon, Andrea and Thomas Buskirk (Kelsey) and step-great-grandfather of Oakley Buskirk.\nMr. Patrick was predeceased by his father Ralph Edward Patrick, Sr. and his mother Geraldine Wilkins Patrick Gualtieri.\nHe graduated from Clemson University with Honors, Class of 1956, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi; he also graduated from Gaffney High School. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. and was honorably discharged after attaining the rank of Captain. Upon graduation from Clemson University, Mr. Patrick was employed by Milliken & Co. for 43 years in New York, Atlanta and Spartanburg. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Piedmont Club and the Sertoma Club.\nA celebration of Ed's life will be held at a future date.\nThe family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Beaufort Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care.\nIn lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church (309 Fernwood Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307) or CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association, PO Box 531, Beaufort, SC 29901 or online at https://capabeaufort.networkforgood.com/projects/43119-capa).