Patrick Edward Karnes August 23, 1936 - June 10, 2019

Patrick Edward Karnes, 82 of Arden, NC passed away on June 10, 2019 at his residence. Born in Detroit, MI he was the son of the late Edward and Edith Couture Karnes. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; two sons, Brian and Patrick; and a brother, Thomas Karnes.

Mr. Karnes served in the National Guard and retired after more than 43 years as a proposal engineer with Process Automation Technologies. He loved woodworking and made beautiful clocks and jewelry boxes. He enjoyed fishing trips with his sons and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Ginny and husband Brian Sutcliffe of Commerce Township, MI and Edith Karnes and Walter Wright of the home; son, John Karnes and fiancé Maureen of Highland, MI; 14 grandchildren, Charissa, Mikayla, Walter, Patrick, Alex, Steven, Ryan, Alyssa, Jessica, Jennifer, Sarah, John, Brandon, and Melanie; sister, Lorraine Gage of Redford, MI; two sisters-in-law, Suzie Karnes and Sandra Goss; and a daughter-in-law, Kristie Karnes; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial mass will be held 10am on July 8, 2019 at St. Williams Catholic Church, 531 Common St. Walled lake, MI 48390.

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  1. Terri Schmidtke says

    RIP Uncle Pat.

  2. Charissa (granddaughter) says

    I love and miss you so much, grandpa! You’re the best!