- June 9, 1929 - January 25, 2009
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
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The J. F. Floyd Mortuary
Robert Allen Patterson, 79, died Sunday, January 25, 2009, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born June 9, 1929, in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of the late A. M. and Ina Fanning Patterson. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and retired as Corporate Materials Handling Engineer with Milliken & Company after 28 years of service. He served as Vice President of International Materials Management Engineers and was a member of American Legion Post 28. Mr. Patterson served with the U.S. Marines Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Cannons Camp Ground United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Collins Patterson; two sons, Robert Allen Patterson, Jr. (Brenda) of Simpsonville, SC and Raymond Andrew Patterson (Allison) of Franklin, TN; three daughters, Martha Lynn Patterson Motley (Wayne) of Richmond, VA, Amy Elizabeth Bates (Carter) of Chesnee, SC, and Jean Ann Hunter (Martin) of Boiling Springs, SC; ten grandchildren, Jessica and Trey Patterson, Jason Kunkel, Andrew and Mark Patterson, Hillary Charles (Ron), Brad Turner, Madeline, Rachel and Samuel Hunter; and two great-grandchildren, Megan and Ethan Charles.
Graveside services with Military rites will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Douglas Gilliland. Visitation will follow the service at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cannons Camp Ground United Methodist Church Sanctuary Fund, 3450 CannonĚs Campground Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307; or to the Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel
235 North Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
Tel. (864) 582-5451