Robert J. Patterson

December 16, 1923 - December 21, 2007 

Robert J. Patterson

December 16, 1923 - December 21, 2007 

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Gerald L. Bradley posted a Condolence | January 31, 2008

Grandpa wasn't around much, but when he was it was a very special time; I remember as a child staying up excited waiting for him and Ruth to arrive at our house to visit, we usually went to eat at the Pixie Drive In which he always would complain about the nasty food. But it didn't matter every time he would came down we always would eat there.
I also remember Uncle Tom giving him a hard time about smoking floral Eve Cigarettes saying that they cause flowers to sprout everywhere a butt lands.
He would always bring little gifts when he came to visit. One that I still have to this day is a little red bank that looks like a safe and it says Fort Knox on it, I always thought much of that little safe and recently I handed it down to my son D.J. so he can use it for years to come knowing it came from his great grandfather.
There was another time I value, It was when we went to visit him and Ruth I was 13 years old and rusty raced me around his house and won every time, boy I hope I am in that good of shape when I'm that age.
Rusty may not have been what everyone would consider text book perfect, however he lived it abundantly and did things in his way for reasons only he knows.
Rusty leaves a wonderful legacy and I honestly believe without a doubt he is in a better place where forgiveness and love abounds. I will miss him greatly.
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Sue (Patterson) Tatangelo posted a Condolence | January 13, 2008

To My Uncle Rusty's Family and Friends,

I must speak about my Dad's memory of his brother Rusty. My Dad's memories are vivid reminders that childhood memories tie brothers and sisters together forever, no matter the years and distance that follows. Daddy loves to tell tales of his younger years, and those stories always included his brother Rusty and Bud. Many adventures of ditching school, but the one that my Dad always remembers fondly (some how) is the three of them lining up first thing in the morning to relieve themselves after a long night's sleep before school, because he was the smallest, he was always down-wind and that brotherly pecking order always brings a smile to my Dad's face. Rusty and my Dad gave their families a trade, bricklaying - strong, honest, work that is still carried on by sons, and grandsons. As my Dad talks about those days growing up in challenged times, it is evident his love for his brother and how those challenges tied them together. It has been many years since I have seen my Uncle Rusty. My memories of visitng Uncle Rusty's house were always exciting because of all my cousins. I remember Sandy about seven years old, the older, wiser, cousin sporting worldly cowboy boots. Sandy, Bobby, my brother Danny, and I walked down a dirt road togehter and picked blackberries. I still remember how sweet it tasted. My memory of Uncle Rusty is that he had a very exciting life and his brother, Chick, will always remember with great love, their misadventures. I know the emptiness of losing a loved one. I hope we all find peace in knowing we will be with them again and we all will be whole and happy.
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Robert L. Patterson posted a Condolence | January 10, 2008

To all here who have taken time away from there busy lives to sit down and reach into thier hearts and write about my Dad, thank you.
You will always be special to me.
We will always share that love.
And to Ronda and family who sacrificed so much near the end of my Dads life, God bless you folks. I promise I will see you again.
And to my Dad, I stand up at attention and salute you sir. Well
done soldier. I'm proud of you too.
Thank you for your precious time.
Give Ruth and Mom a hug for me, as I know they were both special to you. From my heart, I love you Dad.
See you down the road.
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Chris Branch posted a Condolence | January 09, 2008

I am grateful for the time we spent together. I will miss you.
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Chris Branch posted a Condolence | January 09, 2008

I am grateful for the time we spent together. I will miss you.
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