Ollie "Mike" Kirkpatrick

January 13, 1940 - January 23, 2020


Ollie “Mike” Kirkpatrick, 80, of Crystal Beach, died Thursday, January 23, 2020. He was born on January 13, 1940, to Jewell Bryan Kirkpatrick and Martha Sophie Viggo Kirkpatrick, in High Island, Texas.

Mike was raised in Gilchrist, Texas, and graduated from High Island High School in 1958. He then married his beloved wife, Deanna Chatagnier Kirkpatrick on March 22, 2016. He enjoyed his time after retiring working for Swedes, doing a little surf fishing, flounder fishing, barbequing, and spending time with his family and life-long friend, Lee Eubanks.

Mike served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1964 and was a fifty-year member of the Local 211 Pipefitters in Houston. He worked for the Texas Crab Festival for many years. Mike was past president of the Crystal Beach Cemetery and past president of the Emerald Beach Property Owners Association. He was a former member of First Baptist Church in Gilchrist,  and member of First Methodist Church in Crystal Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Deanna Chatagnier Kirkpatrick; stepchildren, Raye Chatagnier and Dirk Chatagnier; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nancy Jo Sanchez; stepbrothers, Joel Bryan Kirkpatrick and Dr. William Kirney Kirkpatrick.

A gathering of Mr. Kirkpatrick’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2020, at Bay Vue United Methodist Church, 1411 State Highway 87, Crystal Beach. His interment will follow at High Island Cemetery, High Island, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions for Mr. Kirkpatrick can be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210; The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555; or to Bay Vue United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1997, Crystal Beach, Texas 77650.

Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Gathering of Family and Friends
Bay Vue United Methodist Church
1411 State Highway 87, Crystal Beach, Texas 77650
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Bay Vue United Methodist Church Bay Vue United Methodist Church Bay Vue United Methodist Church
1411 State Highway 87, Crystal Beach, Texas 77650
Saturday, January 25, 2020
2:00 p.m.
High Island Cemetery
Hwy 124 High Island, TX 77623

Comments (6)

  • Raye Chatagnier

    05 February 2020 at 19:47 | #

    God Bless This Man. Mike you will be missed terribly. Thank you for loving my Mother and making her laugh every day! There is a big void in our lives where you once were. Put a good word in for us Mike! We love you!


  • Lana Hilbun Lucas

    26 January 2020 at 17:11 | #

    Sorry about your loss. We thought the world of Mike. Our, hearts go out all the family. His best friend was my dad John N Hilbun and neighbors for so many years. He love all the Hilbun girls and enjoyed living by dad, and going fishing with him.
    Rest in peace my friend Lana Hilbun Lucas


  • Margo Hogan

    25 January 2020 at 21:02 | #

    Deanna, so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Knew him for many years. Such a great guy. Thoughts and prayers for you.


  • Eileen Strang Tindall

    25 January 2020 at 13:57 | #

    Heartfelt prayers from James and I to your family Deanna. Mike was a compassionate and kind man who dedicated his life to the peninsula where he grew up. Honored to know him and so proud that he found you to share his life. He will be missed by all that knew him. His place now is with our Lord and Savior. God be with all of you at this difficult time.


  • Juanita Viator

    25 January 2020 at 11:03 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you family.


  • Peggy McKinney Coleman

    24 January 2020 at 13:30 | #

    I am so sorry to hear about Mike. The family is in my thoughts and prayer. RIP Mike
    So sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP Mike


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