Robert Williams Patterson

August 16, 1927 - July 12, 2008 

Robert Williams Patterson

August 16, 1927 - July 12, 2008 

Obituary for Robert Williams Patterson

Robert W. Patterson, 80, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008. He was born in Ann Arbor, MI on August 16, 1927, the son of the late Donald S. and Joyce (Hodges) Patterson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Robert graduated from Alma College in 1951 and studied law at the University of Michigan Law School. He was in several sales positions before working as a sales manager at Rytex for 10 years then retiring in 1987.
He was a member of Crow's Nest Skeet Club, American Legion Post #34, the Optimist Club, Indiana Gun Club, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret "Peggy" (Pyne) Patterson; a daughter, Margaret "Meg" (Thomas) Whitelock; a son, Robert Patterson; and two grandsons, Andrew Whitelock, and James (Melinda "Mindy") Whitelock.
Memorial Service will be Friday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 10 W. 61st St, Indianapolis, IN, with a reception following the service in the Lilly Room. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Heart Association, or charity of choice.

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