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Old 04-30-2021, 02:08 AM   #301
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Like a lot of us, I'm pouring drinks and enjoying music this evening.

Yesterday I spent some time with our friend Phil Pritchett recording a song in Matt's honor.

Beautiful Day for Matt Patek - Phil Pritchett - YouTube

This is such a solid move, and has been the soundtrack of the day. Music was a huge part of Matt’s scene, and who he was.

Very cool of Phil to do that, and even more cool of you to make that happen, Cameron.

It was another rough night, but one stuffed full of good friends, and quality fellowship.


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Old 04-30-2021, 08:33 AM   #302
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Like a lot of us, I'm pouring drinks and enjoying music this evening.

Yesterday I spent some time with our friend Phil Pritchett recording a song in Matt's honor.

Beautiful Day for Matt Patek - Phil Pritchett - YouTube
Just.... perfect.
Cameron...you always go above and beyond....love you!

So many thoughts and prayers for all.
Today will be the most difficult for the girls...my heart breaks for them.
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:05 AM   #303
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sending up some kneemails for the family and friends as we celebrate Matt's life.
Patek truly was a legend that touched so many people ... RIP brother
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:13 AM   #304
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Well crap. Can’t believe I’m just now seeing this. Talk about a good one gone WAY too soon! Many prayers to all of Matt’s family and friends, especially Stephanie and the girls.
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:21 AM   #305
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Prayers up for Family and Friends. This sucks.
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Old 04-30-2021, 11:18 AM   #306
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Old 04-30-2021, 12:28 PM   #307
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So sad, prayers for his wife and girls.

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Old 04-30-2021, 02:08 PM   #308
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I made my way to the local watering hole. This one is for you Matteo!


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Old 04-30-2021, 03:32 PM   #309
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It was a beautiful service, rest high Amigo we got it from here!!

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Old 04-30-2021, 03:44 PM   #310
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It was a beautiful service, rest high Amigo we got it from here!!

I missed you somehow, man....


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Old 04-30-2021, 03:47 PM   #311
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I saw you in the service we left before the burial, had to get Reagan to Houston for volleyball!! Wish we coulda hung out with a cool one!
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:01 PM   #312
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It was a beautiful service! The part about Matt being a gift from God hit real hard.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:42 PM   #313
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So sorry I couldn’t be there.
This is one of those times when I hate when life gets in the way.
You were a good dude Matt. Always on my mind.


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Old 04-30-2021, 06:54 PM   #314
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It was a beautiful service, rest high Amigo we got it from here!!

Beautiful was the same word that came to my mind as well to describe the service.

A packed house but wouldn’t have expected anything else.
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:43 PM   #315
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Praying for the family and friends!
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Old 05-01-2021, 12:15 AM   #316
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Beautiful was the same word that came to my mind as well to describe the service.

A packed house but wouldn’t have expected anything else.
Sorry I missed you, bud. It was great to see a lot of old friends (Chris, Dale, Wilson, Michael, Kenward, Travis, Cameron, Erin, etc) there. I hate that it was under this circumstance. The packed house spoke volumes about the impact Matt had and the legacy he leaves.

As a father of three daughters, It breaks my heart to think of those girls without their father. When the priest mentioned Matt being a “great girl dad”, I almost broke down. I pray that they have a great support system in place. I know that Cameron, Dale, Tony and others will love Stephanie and those girls as much as they can.



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Old 05-01-2021, 12:40 AM   #317
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Old 05-01-2021, 03:30 AM   #318
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Amen, brother.


We will take it from here, brother. We will do our best,and.we will see you down the road.

Love you man.


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Old 05-02-2021, 05:28 AM   #319
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This is so sad.
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:45 AM   #320
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Prayers for the family. Wow. Way too young.
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I wish I had not read this today. Rest in peace my friend.

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Old 05-06-2021, 01:50 PM   #322
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You dudes who are really struggling with this, know that you are not alone. I’ve been essentially worthless all week. My friend group that Matt endeared himself to so quickly, is a bunch of otherwise hardasses, and they’re a **** show too. I call it a testament to the man our brother was.

The first time I met Matt was at an early Bownanza. We had bantered back and forth on here, and argued about some stuff (probably music, bows, or something goofy), because Matt liked to argue about as much as I do. I was at the nanza having stayed up all night, just choked down a daylight tequila shot at Legdog’s insistence (as was custom when the pit was lit), and was nursing a D-Wayne Bloody Mary. I see a crew unload from a truck and come dragging a cooler in, looking collectively like death eatin a dry cracker. I recognized a couple guys but had no idea who was what. I noticed as they came across the parking lot that all were chugging gatorade and water...except one. That one had a baby blue in his hand, made eye contact with me, and immediately split off from the group toward me. He walked right up and said “you’re Moser, I’m Matt Patek, and we need to drink some beer!” And stuck out his paw. The handshake was not so much as over and another Lone Star Light appeared in his hand, which he opened and handed to me. It was all I could do to get the first drink down...40 minutes later we were 3 more beers in each, and I felt like I was talking to an old friend. It was surreal. We had a bunch more after that.

It wasn’t until probably 6 years later until we wound up on a common group text because of Jason Smart, months later we were at my deer lease skinning Abryn’s 1st doe, they moved to N. Texas, and it was over. We were at deer camp, we were downtown partying with the wives, we were at Rockport, and Crystal Beach with the families...All my friends were his friends, our dads were fishing buddies, my mom begged me to make them come to thanksgiving.

Almost nightly Rangers/Stros texts, what the kids are doing texts, we are so lucky to have awesome wives...texts, and endless youtube music texts. I still half expect one to roll in around 6:05 every night.

I can find no good in any of this, but it’s warmed my heart to read stories from so many on here that are so similar. How often does a man have to make a new friend, how does a man meet so many people who are so positively impacted by having met him, how many parties can a guy be the life of....and how many people can a man invite fishing...only a life cut short could stop him.

That is just who Matt was. He never had to fake it.

Having to tell my son, who absolutely adored Matt, about this, was easily the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. The sheer shock and pure sadness in his face as he broke down, only confirmed what we all know. All I could tell him was to appreciate the time we had, and pray for “the girls”. I’m still at a loss for what to tell him further, but he sees it in my face all week, and he knows..

My heart breaks for “my” girls, I’m miserable for what Steph will have to endure, I’m furious for what we will all miss out on, and I am at an absolute loss for what to say to our brother Weeaks...who has lost a huge part of his world! But mostly...I just miss my brother.

I catch myself expecting a text, or thinking about the trips we had planned for the kids, and it breaks my heart every time I remember..

I’ll always miss you Matteo. I will try to love your family like you did. I will try to be the friend that you were. I will fail at both, but I will try. I’ll see you when the time comes...and I will look forward to it until then.

I love you brother, we will do our best.


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My heart hurts for his family and friends. Good friends are hard to come by and the hurt from the loss of one....never seems to go away. I hate to see you hurt, Dale. And everyone else that is hurting. I didnt know Matt very well, but it appears that I lost out on knowing a solid dude.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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