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Patrick J. Elwood

Patrick John Elwood, 71, of Windsor, went to be with our Lord and Savior Thursday, September 30, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

He was born August 26, 1950, in Long Beach, CA, son of Elmer Lyle and Shirley Elwood.

Pat served honorably in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He owned and operated a propane business in California before retiring and moving to Missouri. He also had his own welding business and had worked on the pipeline.

He was proud of his ’64 Galaxy which he called his “Baby.” He loved drag racing and going to car shows.

Pat selflessly did a lot for a lot of people. He helped many veterans obtain their VA benefits. He also worked with AA and other programs, helping many get their lives back on track. He did so with a Christ like spirit. He attended Grace Fellowship helping with baptisms, serving the Lord’s supper and many other events. He enjoyed serving God. He will be truly missed but certainly not forgotten.

Survivors include a sister, Gina Gill; a brother, Scott Elwood; a cousin who was like a brother, Jeff Moore; several aunts and uncles; and many close friends, including Robert and Angie Dumsday and Codee and Samantha Blanchett who were like his own kids

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Jeanette Fulgham; brothers, Michael and Terry; and his beloved dog, Spike.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2021, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Dumsday II and Pastor Gene Gann officiating.

Casket bearers will be Robert Dumsday II, Codee Blanchett, Robert Dumsday III, Carlos Astor, Bill Gauchat, Gene Gann and Joe Hamby.

Honorary bearers will be Gina Gill, Scott Elwood, Jeff Moore, Tammie Gualtieri, John Helmig and Lane Helmig.

Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Windsor VFW Post 2610, of which Pat was a member.
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