On Sunday morning, there was the news that 13 year old Patrick Barkey had died in the result of a collision that happened Saturday night in Union Township. Patrick was a student at West Clermont Middle School in the 8th grade. He was also very involved in baseball and played for a select team called the Tealtown Dolphins. Patrick, also known as “Patchy” was a fun loving kid and a big ball of energy, he could always bring a smile to someone’s face. Nick Charles, who was Patrick’s baseball coach after being interviewed said, “I love all these kids,” Charles said. “These kids are great. They all love Patrick. They love Patrick’s family. And we were just close-knit, and it’s going to be hard to move on. But somehow we’re going to have to fight, and we’re going to do it for Patrick. We’re going to honor Patrick next year. It’s going to be the year for Pat.”
There will be a memorial gathering for Patrick on Saturday November 11th from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Mount Carmel Christian Church. Sarah Charles has started a fundraiser for Patrick and his family. Donations can be made in-person at Sharefax Credit Union at the Batavia and Milford locations. You can also write checks and mail them to the Lebanon location. Checks should be written out to Patchy’s Memorial Fund. All ofthe money donated will go directly to his mother. Patrick also loved shoes and felt everyone should have them, so on Saturday his mom is asking for shoe donations. Any amount of money donated would really be appreciated from Patrick’s family. Keep his family in your thoughts and thank you for your support.