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1934 - 2019

Patrick Arnold "Pat"
Feb. 17, 1934 - May 13, 2019

Patrick Arnold "Pat" Spaulding, 85, passed away on May 13, 2019. Pat was born Feb. 17, 1934 ,in Norman, OK to Aaron Jefferson Spaulding and Nancy Leatha (McWhorter) Spaulding. He was the third of seven children. After working at Gilt Edge Dairy (Norman) and Safeway Milk Department (OKC), Pat opened up Spaulding Auto Salvage in 1959, which continues operations to this day. In 1989, he kicked off A-Deal Salvage and ran it until retirement in 2008. Pat married Rachel Genevie Breedlove on Jan. 16, 1954. They just recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Pat and Rachel attended Meeks Chapel (OKC) for 40 years, and then spent the next 30 years at Norman Tabernacle/ Harvest Church. Pat is survived by his wife, Rachel; children, David Spaulding and wife Mary and Gloria Brannon and husband Anderson; grandchildren, David Spaulding and wife Eve, April Rogers and Edwin Acuna, Matt Spaulding, Joel Rogers and wife Crystal, and Jacinta Rogers and fiancé Adam Long; and his great-grandchildren, Austin Rogers, Bella, Sophia, Melania, and Deklan Spaulding, and Emma Long; brothers, Monroe "Ben" Spaulding and wife Susie and Don Spaulding. Services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Quest Church, 6450 36th Avenue NW, Norman, OK 73072, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Schwartz Cemetery, SE 89th and Anderson Road, OKC. Visitation will be at the John Ireland Funeral Home Thursday, May 16, 6-8 p.m.
Published in The Oklahoman on May 16, 2019
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