Patrick was born on Oct. 2, 1964 in Fort Stockton. He attended Fort Stockton schools until his family moved to Sweetwater in June of 1975.
He graduated from Sweet-water High School in 1983 as class salutatorian. Patrick was captain of the Sweetwater Mus-tang football team in 1982 and he was named to the all-state 4A team as a middle linebacker in 1983.
He attended Rice University on a football scholarship in 1983 until transferring to Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech he was president of Delta Chi fraternity and named to Phi Kappa Phi honorary fraternity. He graduated magna cum laude in 1987, with a bachelor of arts degree in English and history. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 1990.
Patrick married Michelle Arbuckle on May 21, 1988. Upon graduation from University of Texas School of Law, Patrick and Michelle moved to Midland where he began his law career specializing in trial and appellate law. He was a managing partner of the firm Davis, Gerald and Cremer.
Professional associations and memberships include State Bar of Texas, Bar Association of Fifth Federal Circuit, Midland County Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Patrick could be found at any activity involving his daughters from volleyball and soccer to golf matches and Indian Princess campouts. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed golf.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Thomas Patrick Gerald and Bobby E. Gerald and grandfather Marvin Sprain.
Patrick is survived by his wife Michelle; daughters Catherine and Victoria; his mother Sandra Levisky and her husband George of Dallas; his father Patrick N. Gerald and his wife Barbara of Sweetwater; his sister Laura Lynn Hart and her husband Heath of Colleyville and their two children Harrison and Hamilton; his grandmother Bernice Sprain of Dallas; his uncle and aunt Dr. Joe and Dr. Ann Gerald; his cousin Dr. Joe Gerald and his wife Lynn; father-in-law and mother-in-law Scott and Tommye Arbuckle; and brothers-in-law Scott Arbuckle, Jr. and wife Tammy and Matthew Arbuckle and his wife Dana and their families of Dallas.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at First United Methodist Church of Midland with interment at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direc-tion of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Highway, Midland, Texas (432) 683-5555.
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The family requests that memorials be directed to High Sky Children's Ranch, NC31 Box 21-A, Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 694-7728.