Written by Jyrell Wynn, Corresondent
On Jan. 9, Valdosta State alumni Patrick Stewart McKinley passed away due to complications from an ATV accident at Dodge County Hospital in Eastman, Georgia.
Patrick was a junior accounting major.
As a Valdosta native, McKinley went to Open Bible Christian School until the 11th grade, but graduated from Valdosta High School in 2011.
While in high school, he worked at J.C. Penny in the men’s department, which led to him being hired by Jos A. Bank.
He helped people with technology issues and became known as “Project Pat” as a disc jockey.
He collaborated with Chris Carter at his Sunnyland Lawn Care business and provided photography for Dope Productions.
He was 23 years old.