Patrick William Mewes, 78, of West Burlington, died Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Born October 3, 1940 in Burlington, Iowa he was the son of Paul and Lena Louise (Patton) Mewes.
Patrick served as a police officer for the City of Burlington for 28 years, retiring in 1987. After his retirement he drove over the road for Shelman and Sons and drove a city bus until his final retirement at the age of 72.
He loved collecting old vintage die cast sprint racecar collectables and served as former president of the M.V.V.R.C.A. He enjoyed dirt track racing and hanging out with the "Smokin Aces". He was well liked and never met a stranger.
Survivors include his daughter Tracy (Christopher) Nowlin of Gautier, Mississippi; two step grandchildren and one sister Mary Janney of Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Scott and his life- long companion Chong Mathias.
A celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9th at the Burlington Gym. Mr. Ned Fry will officiate. A memorial has been established.
According to his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
Extremely proud to consider Pat a dear friend. May you be with our Father and rest in peace. My condolences to Tracy.
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all his friends in The Kansas Antique Racers Club and other Vintage Racers everywhere. May GOD bless you and give you peace.
My Uncle Pat and I reconnected on Facebook 4 years ago. I hadn’t seen him or Tracy since I was a teenager. What a kind man with a wicked sense of humor. Last year my Mom (Mary his sis) had a surprise 80th Birthday in Houston. Uncle Pat, Tracy and Chris were the first ones to respond YES! It was so good to see his wonderful smile and having a great time. He’s was a Great Uncle who raised a wonderful daughter. Rest In Peace Uncle Pat. I’m sure your making a lot of people laugh!
I'm so very sorry for your loss Tracey my thoughts and prayers go out to you!!
Deepest sympathy to the family....Pat was super guy....RIP Pat.
Pat was a great guy & will be missed by all that knew him RIP Pat, ...Dwane Wolf
Rest In Peace. Great racer.
Deepest sympathies. A great guy, and a good racer. Joel Adams
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