Condolences for Patrick Charles Freeland


Elliott posted on 9/17/21

Rest In Peace Patrick. We’ll never forget you


Tom Leasure posted on 9/17/21

Tom and I are so sorry for your loss! Please let us know if you need anything! Your neighbors,Tom and Tammy


Katie Meyers posted on 9/16/21

Kate, I am without words – just flooded with emotions. I am just so sorry for your family and will keep you all in my prayers.


Bryan Reim posted on 9/16/21

Rest In Peace My brother. We will meet again. Panzerfaust39


Logan Thompson posted on 9/16/21

Patrick cared more deeply for his students than most. I was lucky to spend time with him, both related to assisting students in financial emergencies, along with setting up a new scholarship for his program. He was an absolute joy to speak with, a kind soul, and truly one-of-a-kind person. I feel lucky to have known him for the short time I did.


Ray Tompkins posted on 9/16/21

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Patrick is a special person & I was privileged to see him grow & mature into the one we will miss so much. May God comfort you all.


Jason Chaffin posted on 9/16/21

Patrick was the embodiment of dedication as a father, husband, educator, and colleague. He was truly committed to supporting the success and advancement of everyone around him, and he gave his all to every endeavor he undertook. Patrick’s work ethic, commitment to excellence, and personal integrity made him an exceptional program director, and he modeled these attributes for his students and colleagues with a quiet strength. Those of us fortunate enough to have known and worked with Patrick will remember him always with the deepest respect and sincerest admiration. May time bring to Kate and the boys the peace and light that Patrick would wish for them.


Kristen Tackett posted on 9/16/21

Praying for you all and keeping you and your family our thoughts.


Woody Crocker posted on 9/16/21

I have worked with Patrick for the past 19ish years. He has always been a great friend and coworker. I have never met anyone as passionate about his work and even more about his family. Kate, you and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers. He is already deeply missed.


Wes, Lori, and Noah DeBruhl posted on 9/15/21

We are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of the Freeland family. Patrick is and will always be missed by his co-workers at CFCC. He was a dedicated, passionate, and an excellent instructor. I know he loved his family very much as he always mentioned you during our conversations. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Wes, Lori, and Noah


J.B. Cobb III posted on 9/15/21

Patrick Freeland will be greatly missed at CFCC. He was a great instructor and advocate for his students and program. I hope the Freeland family can find peace and solace during this tough time!


Bud posted on 9/15/21

Prayers and love for Patrick. Thinking of Katie and boys. With you in Sprit.



Davie Vanzant posted on 9/13/21

Patrick was a very good friend and just a great person to be around. I have thought of him often since I moved back home to the foothills. He will be missed by many. RIP, Patrick.


John Schmidling posted on 9/13/21

Patrick Freelant family Is my prayers my condolences


Angela Hansley posted on 9/13/21

Kate, words cannot describe how very sad and how my heart hurts for you and the boys. I know you and Patrick were a wonderful couple and he loved his family so much. I pray that God gives you comfort through this very difficult time.



Mark Wallace posted on 9/13/21

Patrick was a great instructor who cared for the best interest of his students. I knew Patrick for a short few years but in that time I can attest to his desire to help students understand and grow in the Diesel profession. He will be missed greatly by those who knew him and those who did not get enough time with him. Gone to soon but made such an impact on so many!


Pamela Stewart-Thomas posted on 9/13/21

Kate, I know there is nothing I can write here that will ease the pain for you, your sweet boys, and Patrick's family/friends. But I know you are a Believer and God has you all in His hands. I didn't know Patrick that well, (but I knew him before I knew you thru CFCC) and the one thing I did know about him is that he loved his family. You all are in my prayers and in my heart. Sending Love, Hugs, and Paryers to you all from Pam, Hezekiah, and Isiah


Volt Center posted on 9/13/21

Patrick was a very instrumental part in helping the Volt Center. When ever he would come down he would always share stories about his family and Cape Fear CC. He was a very nice person. He will be missed. Your family are in our thoughts and Prayers



Diane Geary posted on 9/12/21

Jason and Ben, your Dad is in heaven now with Mr Cal...just think of all the the things they have to talk about ! Love you, Dear Ones. May God comfort you and your precious Mom and keep you in His loving arms.


Les Crawford Cape Fear Community College posted on 9/12/21

It is with great sorrow that I am writing this for Patrick will be greatly missed. I met Patrick shortly after he moved to the Wilmington area many years ago. He became a great friend and I remember his excitement when he came to work at CFCC.



Les Crawford Cape Fear Community College posted on 9/12/21

Patrick and Family are in our prayers