American Veteran 04

Charles "Pat" Patrick Mahoney

January 21, 1944 ~ July 27, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Charles Patrick Mahoney, fondly known as Pat, was born in Houston, Texas on January 21, 1944, and he passed away peacefully of natural causes in Palestine, Texas on July 27, 2023. Like a good comedian, Pat always knew how to make an entrance and an exit.

Pat was a man of many talents and interests. After attending Sam Houston High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a Commissarmen. His military service was a source of immense pride for Pat, second only to his talent for telling jokes. Pat could make anyone laugh, and he was known for his quick wit and infectious sense of humor. He was as generous as he was funny, always ready to lend a helping hand or a kind word.

After his service in the Navy, Pat found his calling as a security officer for some of Houston's most prominent families. He was trusted and respected for his work. But it was his side gig as an award-winning salesman for Sunbeam Bread and Frito Lay that showcased his optimism and charm. Pat had a gift for making people feel special, and he carried this gift with him throughout his life.

When he wasn't making sales or telling jokes, Pat loved to spend time with his family. He was a devoted brother to Renae Walton, and Timothy Mahoney, a loving father to Patrice Mahoney Meeks, Kristi Caldwell, and Joseph Mahoney, and a doting grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Family time often involved Pat's hilarious stories, which were as plentiful as his love for his family.

Pat had a passion for writing children's stories, infusing them with the same humor and warmth that defined his life. He found joy in the simple things, and he shared that joy with everyone he met. His volunteer work at the 700 Club was another testament to his generous spirit. Pat believed in the power of laughter to bring people together, and he made it his mission to spread joy wherever he went.

"We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing" Babe Ruth

Pat was a man who lived his life with humor, generosity, and optimism. He was a beacon of light in the lives of those who knew him, and his legacy of laughter and love will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. As we remember Pat, let's do so with a smile and a laugh, just as he would have wanted. After all, as the great George Burns once said, "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." And in Pat's case, they were all over the map, from Houston to Palestine, and beyond.

Charles Patrick "Pat" Mahoney, you were a class act, a comedian at heart, and an irreplaceable part of our lives. You will be missed, but your laughter will echo in our hearts forever. Rest in peace, Pat. And keep 'em laughing up there.

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Cremation services for Charles Patrick Mahoney are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.

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