Archie Pat TorbettApril 29, 1938 ~ September 17, 2017 (age 79)
Archie Pat Torbett, of Dunlap passed away September 17, 2017 at the age of 79 after a courageous and lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents Verlin and Sybil Torbett, two brothers Sam and Ike, his brother-in-law Terry Williams and his nephew Brad Torbett.
Born April 29, 1938 in Kensington, GA he is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sarah Linam Torbett; sons Jeff (Marcia)Torbett of Katy, TX, & Chris (Paige) Torbett of Irving, TX; daughter Susan (Glen) Garlington of Burleson, TX; grandchildren: Caylan & Avery Torbett, Grace & Archie Torbett; Madi, Hillary & Caroline Garlington; brother Mike (Jimmie Ruth) Torbett of Flintstone, GA; sister Kaye Williams of Rossville, GA & sister-in-law Jess Torbett of Ringgold, GA, in addition to many loving nieces, nephews & various extended family.
Upon graduating from Lakeview High School in 1956 Pat enlisted in the United States Air Force and served our country for three years. Pat began his professional career in 1960 working for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in Chattanooga, TN. Pat moved his wife and 3 children to Cleveland , OH in 1970 to further his sales career with the railroad. Pat retired from CSX Corporation as the District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX in 1996. He loved working at the railroad; developing countless friendships throughout the decades. Pat enjoyed rooting on the Ramblin' Wreck every chance he could, playing golf, reading (especially WW II books), & socializing with their many loving friends and family! He truly cherished his role as a grandparent & was the best "PatPat" there ever was! His great hugs, sweet birthday cards, & tender, loving words will be forever missed.
Visitation will be held between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday, September 23 at Heritage Funeral Home, 3239 Battlefield Parkway, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742 followed by a Memorial service at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 310 Kimball Crossing Drive, Suite 3, Kimball, TN 37347 &/or First Baptist Church of Lakeview (Men’s Ministries), 10 Hudson Street, Rossville, GA 30741
The family would like to thank all the caregivers from the many doctors' offices, Amedisys Hospice Care (especially Lisa), & our many supportive family/friends for their love, encouragement, & prayers.