He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.
John Herbert Kilpatrick
March 03, 1930 – January 11, 2018
John Herbert Kilpatrick, 87, of Amite LA, died January 11,2018 at the home of his son while surrounded by his family and his beloved dog, Ralph. Born March 3, 1930, in New Orleans, LA, he was the son of the late Myrtle Pipes and Stephen Milton Kilpatrick. After graduating from LW, John worked for and retired from Ethyl Corporation after 33 years. During his life he enjoyed many hobbies, including building and flying model airplanes, and riding his bicycles. A founding member of The Crescent City Cyclist Bicycle Club, John rode his bicycle for some 47,000 miles over a thirteen-year period.
His family and many friends will miss his endless stories about life growing up in Amite, LA Before his memory failed, he was a family historian, and will take with him much of this history. His favorite past time was riding on country roads and talking about his best friend, his dog, Ralph.
He was well known as the Red Headed, Irish Tenor, who faithfully sang “Oh Holy Night” at every Christmas Eve Service at The Amite First Methodist Church until his health began to fail.
He is survived by his sons, John Stephen Kilpatrick and his wife Elaine, of Shreveport LA, James David Kilpatrick, and Richard RP Kilpatrick and wife Kathleen; two granddaughters, Morgan and Christina Kilpatrick of Shreveport.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Bertie Jane Greenhill Kilpatrick, his sister, Catherine Kilpatrick Ridgedell, his wonderful dog, Pete, and many other family members.
In his last days his body was very strong but his mind failed him because of his Alzheimer’s Disease. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Family would like to thank his caregiver, Vivian Desormeaux, and St. Joseph’s Hospice as well as all those who took time to visit him and send him cards.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday and at First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 10:30 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Josh Milliron. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Don’t forget to pass the word about the associational WMU meeting Monday at East Fork Baptist Church. We will honor WMU ladies who passed away during 2017 and get to listen to Dr. Ernest Graham talk about families who pass on a love for missions. We will have a leadership meeting at 9:00, the meeting at 10:00, and then, a potluck lunch. A nursery will be provided. Your girls who may be out of school are invited to attend too.
I know I’m sounding like a broken record, but check on others who may have needs during this extremely cold weather.
Read the Bible
- Genesis 38-42
- Psalm 6
- Matthew 11
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