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Old 04-22-2021, 07:24 AM   #151
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So sorry for our loss...Prayers to family and friends..I'm sure he's on his way to" Happy Hunting Grounds"
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:24 AM   #152
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:30 AM   #153
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Sending prayers up for you guys and his family.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:34 AM   #154
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It was classic...anyone keep up with LeeB?? I lost track after he got hitched & left us.


That weekend at the ranch with matt was legend...we hit it off from the get go & I'll never forget our exchange of $$$$ / over two nights of playing dice & more. Some things are like vegas.

Still can't believe this has happened...thanks for the pics Dale. His Dad was quite the character as well & another immediate like. This sucks.
See Lee around on FB some. He did a tattoo for me back when he was doing that in Austin.

Saw Matt's name popup on FB not long ago and I thought about sending him a friend request. I'm bad about putting things off...
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:50 AM   #155
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Prayers sent for his family. Sorry to hear about this, he seems like a guy that was fun to be around.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:55 AM   #156
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:01 AM   #157
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Prayers up!!!!

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Old 04-22-2021, 08:05 AM   #158
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Prayers sent fo his family and friends. Tragic loss of a great guy.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:22 AM   #159
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Terrible news. Crushing Prayers for all of y'all.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:24 AM   #160
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****, never met him but sounds like my kinda people.

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Old 04-22-2021, 08:34 AM   #161
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Continued prayers for Stephanie and the girls. This was some heartbreaking news no doubt. My phone lit up for the better part of an hour while I was transferring info to a new Ipad and I couldn't answer. I was like why is everybody calling today when they usually text? I was floored at the reason when I finally got to talk to Chris Truitt. Such a tragic loss of a good family man who love doing stuff outdoors with his kids. I thoroughly enjoyed watching his Instagram and FB posts about his adventures with Abryn and Ryen as well as with D-Mos family here. Gonna miss that and I feel so bad for his girls losing that connection so young. Heartbreaking.

I had the good fortune to hunt with Matt a few times and he was always the life of the party. First thing he ever said to me at a 2008 mesquite country hunt when I met him was "**** you don't look anything like you avatar (I had put on a few pounds LOL).". He was blunt like that...but always with a smile and funny. Later in the night and way too many Keystones later we were talking about Rattler and all his "sponsorships/prostaffs" and laughing at the dude pimping his stuff. He looked at me and said "who sponsors you Smart? McDonald's?" You could have heard a pin drop and everybody thought I was going to get up and beat his skinny arse..... We both just busted out laughing after the long quiet pause. He was quite the character and brought out the laughs in everybody even in his **** talking. I too wished I'd have taken him up on the many invites to fish through the years but I just never made it work. It's tragedies like this that will make me make those type of deals more of a priority. Gonna miss talking **** about your Astros/Texans versus my Rangers/Cowboys via text my friend.... You an ol Erv save some of those heavenly redfish for us when that time comes. I'm sure you'll have it all staked out. Godspeed and tightlines Matty......and God Bless Stephanie and the girls..


Thanks Dale for posting this. Well done on the tribute and thanks to everybody for posting pics and telling their stories with him. This was a good read in such a tragic time.

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Old 04-22-2021, 08:38 AM   #162
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I’ll never understand Gods timing. Our lives are literally heart beat by heart beat. Condolences to all of y’all that knew him and were blessed by him. RIP brother.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:44 AM   #163
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So sorry to hear this, sounds like he was a hell of a guy. Praying for his family.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:48 AM   #164
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My deepest condolences to the friends and family. Prayers up for healing and comforting in this horrible time
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:49 AM   #165
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A fitting tribute, Moser.

Patek was one of a kind, for sure. Prayers will continue for Stephanie and the girls.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:49 AM   #166
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Tragic news. Prayers up for the family.
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:50 AM   #167
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Dang man.I sure hate to hear that.Prayers sent for what sounds like one helluva good dude.
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:03 AM   #168
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Prayers up, the timing of the good dying young I’ll never understand


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Old 04-22-2021, 09:06 AM   #169
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Prayers for the family and friends.. Unfortunately I was not fortunate enough to know Matt. From reading this thread he sounds like one heck of a man that left behind an incredible legacy.... Another good one gone much too soon!!!
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:16 AM   #170
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Reading all this makes me smile a little. I don’t think Matt ever met anyone he didn’t invite fishing. He meant it too, he loved to take folks fishing. After I made a trip or two, he insisted my dad come down to meet Erv. They hit it right off, and pretty soon didn’t have time to wait on us working schmucks to schedule a trip, so they scheduled their own. They became good buds, and pretty soon Erv was at the deer lease with us. Those two old coots got in my new deer blind last year and shot 6 pigs one evening, and laughed about it the whole night...after I drug them off.

“Sir, customers are not allowed back here.” “Ahh that’s ok, this is Snoop, he needs to look at some bait!”



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Old 04-22-2021, 09:21 AM   #171
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At least once a week we would end up remotely having beers in our garages, and often would wind up sending each other old pictures and videos of past trips, mostly of the kids.

This one was one of our favorites, Matt “helping” Snoop catch his first keeper red about 3 years ago. 26 1/2”.

http://youtu.be/uHP5-ECg_jM


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Old 04-22-2021, 10:13 AM   #172
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God bless all with God peace.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:24 AM   #173
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****.... sorry to hear. prayers up for the family and everyone here.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:26 AM   #174
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RIP Matt. Prayers up for wife, girls, family and friends.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:30 AM   #175
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Condolences and prayers for those close to him during this terrible time. So sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:50 AM   #176
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This one was one of our favorites, Matt “helping” Snoop catch his first keeper red about 3 years ago. 26 1/2”.

http://youtu.be/uHP5-ECg_jM


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Old 04-22-2021, 11:04 AM   #177
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At least once a week we would end up remotely having beers in our garages, and often would wind up sending each other old pictures and videos of past trips, mostly of the kids.

This one was one of our favorites, Matt “helping” Snoop catch his first keeper red about 3 years ago. 26 1/2”.

http://youtu.be/uHP5-ECg_jM


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This is awesome. I never had the chance to take H down and it was something we had planned on.


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Old 04-22-2021, 11:06 AM   #178
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We snuck some family pics in about a year ago. Y’all keep these beauties in your prayers...




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Old 04-22-2021, 11:17 AM   #179
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Prayers up !
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:20 AM   #180
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At least once a week we would end up remotely having beers in our garages, and often would wind up sending each other old pictures and videos of past trips, mostly of the kids.

This one was one of our favorites, Matt “helping” Snoop catch his first keeper red about 3 years ago. 26 1/2”.

http://youtu.be/uHP5-ECg_jM


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I found myself grinning with a blend of tears welling up in my eyes. Tragic circumstances but so great to have memories like this to look back on and remember him by. Thank you for sharing this, Dale.


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Old 04-22-2021, 11:26 AM   #181
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Rest In Peace Matt. I never met him, but I have no doubt he was one of the good one's. Prayers and condolences go out to his family.




On a side note, was he related to a man named Ray Patek? Was a co-worker years ago.
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:42 AM   #182
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Wow, sounds like I missed out on getting to know a super guy. Im sorry for yall's lose and prayers up for everyone but mostly those little girls.

Dale, that was a tremendous write up. Well done sir.
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:42 AM   #183
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Man, this was a joyful and heartbreaking read. I did not know Matt at all. I’m pretty new to TBH, but there’s many here that have posted about him that I respect solely off the way they represent themselves on this forum. If he had that kind of impact on y’all, he sounds like a heck of dude and a person I would have enjoyed a day out on the water, a campfire, or a cold beer in a dove field. This rings home for me as we are similar in age, I’ve got my 3rd child on the way in August, and I was fortunate enough to live through a severe rollover accident in October of 2018. One of the things I wrestled with the most in counseling afterwards was my purpose here and why He chose not to take me. Then I read about how this man impacted y’all so greatly, yet he was taken. We do not know His plan and we don’t understand why He takes others so early. We just rest in the solace and grace that He provides and know that Matt is waiting for a grand reunion in Heaven one day. I pray for all of y’all that are impacted by his loss, but especially for his wife and children. I’d love to type more, but the screen is getting a little blurry. Rest In Peace Matt.


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Old 04-22-2021, 11:46 AM   #184
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:53 AM   #185
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Oh man. This hurts. Matt was one of the funniest, full-of-life guys on TBH. I just can't fathom this. RIP Matt. I'm sure heaven is a better place because of you.
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:55 AM   #186
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This was our other favorite, Abryn’s 1st deer. This was at our lease just after they moved to north Texas, or right before...it was in 2016. That was a top 5 day for me, she heard me yelling from 600yds away when I heard the shot.

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Old 04-22-2021, 11:55 AM   #187
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Hate to hear this news.


No words cane make this better. I just pray for his family and friends.

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Old 04-22-2021, 11:56 AM   #188
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So Sorry to hear this. Prayers for his family and friends
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:57 AM   #189
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This is who Matt was. Donated a fishing trip when TBH was helping out during my cancer battle:

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Oh my, this was a tough one to read.

Prayers for peace, comfort, calm, love, support, and grace.
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I read a long time ago that the measure of a man is how he is remembered. Looks like it doesn't get much better than Matt. Tight lines, Sir.
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I found myself grinning with a blend of tears welling up in my eyes. Tragic circumstances but so great to have memories like this to look back on and remember him by. Thank you for sharing this, Dale.


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Same for me, wonderful memories of what sounds like a great guy gone way to soon. His family, Dale, and all you guys that were his friends are in my prayers.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:39 PM   #193
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:53 PM   #194
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Holy cow. What a loss. I have never seen someone enjoy a concert more than Matt Patek.
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:32 PM   #195
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Cameron called and broke the news the other day. Still doesn’t feel real. It’s been many years since I’ve hung out or really talked to many folks on here, but the Green Screen was a huge part of my life years back. And with that, I was fortunate enough to find people like Patek. Or if memory serves, he found me at a bownanza, and yelled at me out of the blue, then smiled and offered me a beer. After maybe 15 more we were friends.

My heart breaks for his family and his friends. Rod, thanks for dm’ing me to read through all these great memories.
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:42 PM   #196
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Sad news, prayers for everyone
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Dang. He was good one. Prayers to all
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:18 PM   #198
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:20 PM   #199
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Very sad news. Prayers to family and friends.
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Prayers for the Family. Very sad news.
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