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Patrick Wayne O'Byrne

August 15, 1959 ~ August 25, 2017 (age 58)

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DUBLIN, GA It grieves the family to have to report that we suddenly lost Pat on August 25, 2017, at home recuperating after surgery.  He had just turned 58 on August 15.  Patrick was born 1959 in Birmingham, AL, the younger  of two children born to the late Donald and Jackie O’Byrne.  He is survived by a brother, Terry O’Byrne, Panama City, FL, and a beloved son, Dylan Chase O’Byrne, at home.  He was predeceased by his cherished wife and soul-mate of 31 years, Melanie Hope (Garner) O’Byrne, on May 16, 2016.

Also left to grieve Pat’s passing are a legion of friends from many places, many of them long-time school friends, and many artists and illustrators in his chosen field of Art at various locales.  Also left to deal with his loss are his parents-in-law, Phyllisa Mundell and Jacob Adams of Dublin, GA and Sheila and John Garner of Hiram, GA; sisters-in-law Paige (Tom) Marlow of Hiawassee, GA and Brooke (Randy) Hancock, and nephews Taylor and Jordan Hancock, all of Enterprise, AL, and an aunt, uncle, and cousin in Alabama.  Pat was a valued employee of US Energy Sciences Inc., Vidalia, GA, holding the position of Marketing Manager.  The O’Byrne home in Dublin has long been a base for Dylan’s friends throughout the years for there they knew they were always welcome.  He enjoyed cooking and often created unique dishes.  He loved music, sports, animals, and Nova Scotia.  Patrick was of the Christian faith.

Patrick was a 1978 graduate of Campbell High School, Smyrna, GA and attended the Atlanta College School of Art (class of 1980).  He moved to Dublin in 1991 when he assumed the position of Graphics Designer for Farmers Furniture.  As an artist, in addition to freelancing, he worked in retail advertising, magazines, the aerospace industry, computer graphics, digital photography, billboards, web design, and also worked for daily newspapers in Marietta, Milledgeville, and Dublin.   Pat designed the “Dublin Green and Growing” license plates displayed on cars in Dublin.  He was a master at pen and ink sketching and was an excellent photographer.  His art graces many churches, homes, and businesses.  He was the recipient of various art awards. 

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Dublin office, or the Laurens Co. Humane Society.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, Northview Cemetery, Dublin, officiated by Rev. Freddie Smith, pastor at Dudley United Methodist Church, and Rev. Larry Giles, pastor at Evergreen United Methodist Church, Dublin.  No flowers please.  

The body is entrusted to Brantley Funeral Home, Wrightsville, GA. 


                                                May the road rise to meet you,

                                                May the wind be always at your back,

                                                May the sun shine warm upon your face,

                                                The rains fall soft upon your fields,

                                                And until we meet again,

                                                May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


                                                                 Old Irish Blessing

 Service Information

September 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Northview Cemetery
North Franklin St
Dublin, Georgia 31021

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