Gerald DePatis

June 11, 1965 ~ April 9, 2018

Born in: Watseka, IL
Resided in: Jeffersonville, IN

Gerald "JP" DePatis, of Jeffersonville, IN, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. JP grew up in Beaverville, IL and in 1994 relocated with his wife to East Tennessee, where it became home. JP worked for Modern Forge, and his all-time favorite activity was coaching baseball, Little League and The Junior Toppers. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf and racquetball. Survivors include: his mother, JoAnne DePatis, his wife, Lisa DePatis; one brother, Mike DePatis and his wife Nicki. The family of JP DePatis will receive friends from 5 PM until 7 PM Friday, April 13 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Mass will be held Saturday, April 14, at 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Peter Iorio officiating. Pallbearers will be: Jody Parks, Danny Wurtzbacher, Ted Ganger, Todd Ganger, Bill Carter, and Mike Mitchell. Immediately following mass, family and friends will meet at Monte Vista Memorial Park for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research Foundation, 3354 N. Paulina St., Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60657 or

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I was very saddened to learn of the passing of JP. He was a great guy and a great neighbor. He was always so kind and generous to Will. He will be remembered fondly. May God bless you in your time of loss.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss of JP We had a lot of great times together that I will never forget. He was one of the happiest people I have ever met and will be sadly missed by me and many others. Our thoughts are with you Lisa and the rest of your family. Kevin and Becky Roberts.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lisa, You are in our prayers. JP was a great guy and we enjoyed every round of golf we played with him.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about JP – he fought so hard and lived life to the fullest. I am so happy that he befriended me especially since you all have lived here. – I am so glad I got to spend quality time with him talking about sports, and life in general. It was truly an honor and I will miss him greatly! love, thoughts and prayers to you and his family – May he rest in peace now! Gary and Jeannie Sipes

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences to you and the family. I do not have sufficient words to give you comfort. I ask that God grant you renewed strength, peace, comfort and rest…..TC

  6. Anonymous says:

    Lisa, JoAnne, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Anonymous says:

    My prayers and condolences to the family. JP was a wonderful man to work with the seven years together at Modern Forge.

  8. Anonymous says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Lisa and the family. JP was a great friend and racquetball pardner. A champion in every way.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Sad day. I remember all the baseball we played as kids, and the softball we played as big kids. The races were also moments I will never forget. I feel bad I was not able to see him when he came up. All of you have Jenean and my sympathy. RIP J.P. Rob .

  10. Anonymous says:

    Sending prayers and our heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time. Love and Hugs.

  11. Anonymous says:

    To JoAnne and the entire DePatis family: sincere sympathy to you all; how fortunate we got to meet and enjoy golf with JP this past year; our wishes for strength and comfort

  12. Anonymous says:

    Lisa I’m so sorry for your loss. I know he will be greatly missed. JP was a great friend to me when I lost my husband when we were working togather at MF. Again I’m so sorry

  13. Anonymous says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Sorry for your loss. I knew JP growing up in Beaverville. A lot of old memories.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace JP.

  16. Anonymous says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. ?May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope…comfort your hearts and make you firm.???2 Thess. 2:16, 17

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