June 23, 1953 - August 10, 2016
John Patrick Shropshire
June 23, 1953 – August 10, 2016
John Patrick Shropshire was born on June 23, 1953 in Dallas to James Edward Shropshire and Margaret Walker Shropshire. He passed peacefully at his home in Rowlett on August 10, 2016. Pat was the middle brother of 5 boys, Jim, Tim, Pat, Mike and Steve. It was a busy home filled with sports, games, laughter, and lots of mischief! Pat grew up in Richardson where he attended St. Monica Catholic School and Jesuit and then graduated from Richardson High School in 1972. He played RSI football throughout elementary school, junior high and high school. Pat served in the US Navy for 2 years and was stationed in the Florida Keys where his primary job was a dental technician.
Pat married Judy Hostler and had two beautiful daughters, Katie Brooke Shropshire and Stacey Blair Shropshire, who were his pride and joy and light of his life. He attended all Katie and Stacey’s school activities, including band, cheerleading and their many sports like softball, basketball, volleyball and soccer when they were growing up. As they grew older, he enjoyed spending his spare time with them having cookouts, watching sports or attending Texas Rangers games together, taking vacations with them and trips to visit when they lived away from the Dallas area, or just sitting around enjoying their time with each other talking, laughing and telling stories. He loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed the many extended-family trips they took at Thanksgiving to Broken Bow, OK and Lake LBJ. This was a family favorite time and there are so many memories and tall tales that came from those times together over the last 7 years. Most of those memories were created around the camp fire and have been re-told many times to cheer everyone up. They will be told again many times in the years to come.
Pat spent the majority of his career in apartment maintenance until joining one of his best friends, Joe Luther, to run a home remodeling business in 2007. He enjoyed building furniture and took pride in home improvement and fixing problems for people.
Pat was known and loved for his quick wit, light-hearted sarcasm and never-ending one liners. Pat loved music, especially classic rock from the 70’s and could tell you who sang any song ever recorded. His knowledge of sports and music trivia was surprising and he could knock out a crossword puzzle in minutes. Pat loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, camping and reminiscing around the fire pit in the company of his many friends. He hosted a weekly poker night at his house for the last 9 years which included many friends he has known since high school. Pat cherished his many lifelong friendships and kept in touch with friends in order to maintain those friendships. Many have said that Pat had more best friends than anybody they knew! Pat loved and supported the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavs and was a huge, unwavering fan of the Dallas Cowboys. His man cave was a tribute to all the sports he loved.
Pat was preceded in death by his mother and father and brother Tim. Pat is survived by brother Jim Shropshire, his wife Camille and nephews Ethan and Brett Shropshire, brother Mike Shropshire, his wife Melanie and niece Kristen Shropshire and nephew David Shropshire, brother Steve Shropshire, daughter Katie Parks and her husband Nick and their children Aubrey and Nicholas, daughter Stacey Shropshire and fiancé Ryan Andrews, brother and sister-in-law Sam and Kathy Anderson, nephew Greg Anderson and his wife Amy Anderson and nephew Bradley Anderson, and mother-in-law Betty Hostler. Pat was over the moon excited about expecting his first grandson in early October, Jackson James Parks.
A celebration of life memorial for Pat will be held on September 3rd, 2016 @ 2:00 pm at Aria Funeral Home. Aria is located at 19310 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75252. The phone number for Aria is (214) 306-6700, and they are on the SE corner of Preston and George Bush Turnpike.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help fund cancer research at: http://mosaicofhope.org
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252