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JACKSON, Mo. -- Nilay A. Patel, 21, of Jackson died Friday, July 5, 2002, in an automobile accident south of Gordonville, Mo.
He was born Jan. 30, 1981, in Chicago, son of Ashvin and Damina Shantilal Patel.
Patel was a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. He graduated with honors in June from DeVry University in Pomona, Calif., where he received a bachelor of science degree in business management with emphasis in industrial operations. He was president of Alpha Beta fraternity.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Kalpesh Patel; paternal grandmother, Suraj Patel; and maternal grandmother, Sharda Patel, all of Jackson.
Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.