Joseph Buford "Bee"
Patrick, III

August 16, 1960 - July 14, 2022

Joseph Buford “Bee” Patrick, III, age 61, from Florence, Alabama, passed away July 14, 2022. Visitation will be Saturday, July 16, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Sunday, July 17, 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church Center Star.

Bee was preceded in death by his father, J. B. Patrick, Jr.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Patrick; wife, Rita Stricklin Patrick; children, Rachel Patrick (Zackary Jenkins), and Storme Patrick; brother, Jim Allen Patrick (Myra); grandchild, Branson Wayne Jenkins; and a special aunt, Betsy Stripling, of Florida.

Bee was a 1979 graduate of Coffee High School. He was employed by the Florence Electricity Department as a Journeyman Lineman and Foreman and was a member of IBEW 558. Bee was an avid bass fisherman; he was affiliated with Fishers of Men, involved in Shoals Youth Bass Masters and a member of B.A.S.S. Bee was also a member of the N.W.T.F. and an avid hunter. He loved cheering for Alabama football and the Atlanta Braves.



July 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Williams Funeral Home, 1950 Helton Dr., Florence, AL


Williams Funeral Home, 1950 Helton Drive, Florence, AL USA

July 16, 2022 6:00 pm

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July 17, 2022
2:00 pm

First Baptist Church, Highway 72, Center Star, AL Burial to follow at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens


First Baptist Church Center Star, U.S. 72, Killen, AL, USA

July 17, 2022 2:00 pm

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5 Comments on “Joseph Buford "Bee" Patrick, III”

  1. My heart is broken.
    Bee was a brother to me just as Jim, and our families were so intertwined…we had the best adventures growing up swimming, fishing and hanging out at “Ghost Bridge” with our crowd.
    Bee was bigger than life, always so kind and a true friend even into adulthood. I will miss the phone calls every time a disturbance gets in the gulf of Mexico, “come on up here, we’ve got plenty of room!” And my very favorite end to everyone one of them, “tell Goober, Gomer says Hi”, meant for my husband Blair.
    I know you are in heaven with JB and you have a new body! We will all miss Bee so much!

  2. I am so sorry to learn of Bee’s passing. Bee was always so friendly in our neighborhood and provided treats for many of the dogs. I always enjoyed chatting with Bee and his family when he was out and about on the golf cart. He will be missed. May God Bless his family during this sad time🙏

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