ForeverMissed
Patrick Jay Smith, 59, a resident of Creedmoor passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at his home.
A native of Bremen, Indiana, he was the son of Gloria Volquarden and the late Benjamin Earl Smith.  He was of the Lutheran faith, worked in transportation for many years, and most recently for Caldwell Banker in Creedmoor.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor.  Burial will be private.
Surviving are his wife DeBrada Berger of the home; a son, Ryan Patrick Smith of Raleigh; step-children, Tabitha Varma of Marietta, Georgia, Heather Just of Oxford, Jeanette Lewis, Williard A. Lewis and Zachary Lewis all of Creedmoor; his mother, Gloria Kiefer of Bremen, Indiana; a sister, Pamela Reed of Cromwell, Indiana, a brother, Michael Smith of Pierceton, Indiana and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father Benjamin Earl Smith.

Visitation will be held Friday evening April 12, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

Posted by Pamela Reed on April 7, 2021
As each year passes, I remember and miss you. I know I'll see you again, and for you, it will seem as no time has passed.
Posted by Larry Roeder on September 2, 2019
Debbie, did you attend Frankfurt American HS in 1968? Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Kristyn McHugh on April 12, 2019
Pat, I only have great memories of you and will hold you in my heart until we are reunited in heaven with all of your loved ones. God's blessings for your wife and loved ones.
Posted by Mark Berger on April 12, 2019
Debbie,
Cheryl and I are so sorry for your loss. We are so grateful we were able to spend an evening with you guys when you were in Bremen. Prayers for your family ❤️
Posted by Darlene Cressman Kowtko on April 11, 2019
Debbie, My sincere sympathy and prayers go out to you and the family. May many wonderful memories ease the pain and may he Rest in Peace.
Posted by Cindy Vernasco on April 11, 2019
My dear cousin Pat. Many great times growing up. RIP my cousin. Looking forward to when we meet again someday. God Bless.
Posted by Ronda Balsley on April 9, 2019
I'm just without words to say after hearing this news. Pat was a classmate of mine from Bremen High School class of 1978. My heart goes out to his family and friends along with prayer. He was such a kind person and will be missed by many. May God bless you all during this time. From myself and our class, RIP Pat Smith.
Posted by Pamela Reed on April 9, 2019
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. " Rev 21:4 Love you always brother, and look forward when we meet again.

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Posted by Pamela Reed on April 7, 2021
As each year passes, I remember and miss you. I know I'll see you again, and for you, it will seem as no time has passed.
Posted by Larry Roeder on September 2, 2019
Debbie, did you attend Frankfurt American HS in 1968? Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Kristyn McHugh on April 12, 2019
Pat, I only have great memories of you and will hold you in my heart until we are reunited in heaven with all of your loved ones. God's blessings for your wife and loved ones.
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Shared by Stu Black on April 11, 2019

I grew up in the house next door to Mr. Pat, Mrs. Debbie and the family. They were like family to me and some of my fondest memories are from those years in the 90's. Mr. Pat never let me live down the time I "allegedly" told him my name was George the first time we met. From then on he would always greet me as such whenever I saw him. "Hi George!" he would say. The funniest thing about it is that to this day I can't actually remember telling him that. XD I would always ask him "Why on earth do you keep calling me George?" "Because that's what you told me your name was" Haha! Aside from all that silly stuff, Mr. Pat was a genuinely sincere person with a big heart, and I know there was a fatherly love that he had towards me. Even though I had not seen him in quite awhile, I would think of him often and will miss him dearly now that he's gone. Rest in Peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

Pat a man of great sincere faith in christ

Shared by John Kiefer on April 9, 2019

I have been given by God, many good memories of Pat as a very sincere and honest person of great faith in his Lord and that Pat was always a very honest  and sincere person in all things and with all people that he met in his life.  That was the great gift that God gave to Pat that Pat used and shared in his life with many people to Gods glory.  A great memory.