Created August 27, 2018

In Memory

This eternal flame burns forever
in remembrance of Felix S. Paterek

Felix S. Paterek

1937 - 2019

On August 20th 2019 Dr. Felix S. Paterek left this earthly plain in pursuit of greater


Dr. Paterek was born in Buffalo, New York on March 9th 1937. He enlisted in the army in

1957 and became an S4-E-4 Specialist. While in the Army he met the love of his life,

Elizabeth (Betty) Georgia Hodges Paterek. He had a life filled with travel and adventure

that he shared with his wife of 60 years.

When he returned from his assignment in the Army he courted and married Betty

Hodges on October 17, 1959, of whom he spent the rest of his life showing how much

he loved her. Felix retired from the Army in December of 1962.

Felix became a chiropractor and was the president of the Arkansas Chiropractic

Association for 5 years running. He went to Italy and worked as a Chiropractor in Italy

with his brother-in-law and then returned to the States after a few years and opened his

own Chiropractic practice in North Little Rock. Opportunity came knocking again and

Felix and Betty left and went back to Italy and where he practiced 7 years in Europe.

During which time Felix and Betty traveled to and lived in Italy, Germany, England,

France, and Ireland. Needless to say this man touched many lives he was deeply loved

and will be missed greatly.


He is survived by his wife Betty and their children; Scott F. Paterek, Mary G. Smiley,

Robert Books, and Connie Shaw. He Has several grandchildren; Daniel Smiley, Kyle

Smiley, Kathryn Smiley, Laura Moore, Jaren Books, Jennifer Shaw, Yvonne Shaw, and

Christopher Shaw.

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Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rests.

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