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Obituary for Carroll Patt Talley

January 16, 1945 - November 12, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 72


Carroll Patt Talley entered peacefully into his final rest at the age of 72 on November 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family at his Castle Hills home.

Patt was a devoted husband to his wife, Jeanne, of 52 years. Together they raised four sons, Patrick, Darin, Jeffery, and Christopher, and a daughter, Lisa, whom he now joins in heaven.

Patt was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania in 1945, the son of a Mennonite farm girl and a Texas lawman. They soon moved to Gonzalez, Texas and later Sinton, Texas, where he graduated from Sinton High School in 1963.

He married Jeanne Thomas of San Antonio in 1965, attended Texas A&I University, and began his early career at Pacific Finance and Texaco in Houston. In 1971, he moved his wife and three young sons to Corpus Christi, opened Coastal Motor Sports, a motorcycle dealership. In 1973, he moved his family to San Antonio, where he worked for WW Granger.

In 1977 he began coaching soccer at Mount Sacred Heart School. With business partner, Mike Durr, he expanded and franchised Soccer International sporting goods. In the 1980's, he earned a national coaching license and went on to coach at a variety of schools including Holy Spirit Catholic School, St. Anthony's High School, Central Catholic High School, and Texas Lutheran College. He was also involved in Olympic Development Programs (ODP), finding and nurturing local soccer talent for national teams.

In the 1990's, Patt acquired a state license as a substance abuse counselor and was director of the Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio for several years. He retired from professional coaching and counseling in the early 2000's, but continued to be involved in youth soccer through his grandchildren.

One of Patt's greatest loves was music. For more than 30 years, he played guitar and sang as a member of "Boots", a country music band in the Corpus Christi area.

Patt's life was filled with loving family, great friends, deep faith, and bold adventure. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Elizabeth Jane Talley. mother, Virginia Frey Talley, his father, CP Talley, and sister Lela Talley Chesney. Patt is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne, four sons, Patrick and wife Jeanine, Darin and wife Stacy, Jeffery and girlfriend Bobbi O'Bannon, and Christopher and fiancé Melissa Vidal; and six grandchildren, Hannah, Sophia, Olivia, Mitchell, Matthew, and Charlotte.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 6pm followed by rosary beginning at 7pm at Porter Loring Chapel, 1101 McCullough Ave., 78212. A funeral mass will be held Friday, November 17th at 10 am, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8134 Blanco Rd., 78213 followed immediately by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 17501 Nacogdoches Rd., 78266.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patt's name to Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patt's name to Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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