Military veteran

Robert Eugene Patterson, 54, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a lengthy illness.

He was born Dec. 31, 1957, in Rolla, son of Artie Eugene “Gene” and Phyllis Jean Miller Patterson.

He attended North County High School and Summersville High School. He served in the National Guard before becoming a self-employed landscaper. He also worked at Goose Creek Resort as a landscaper.

Due to health problems, he became unable to work and moved to the Summersville area to be near his family.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Debora Jean Patterson; and his grandparents.

Survivors include is parents, Gene and Phyllis Patterson of Summersville; a son, Robert Patterson Jr. of Farmington; a sister, Brenda Barton of Redford; two nieces; and many friends.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Burial was in Summersville City Cemetery.

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