OBITUARY

Robert Patterson Sr.

June 24, 1938September 18, 2020

Robert Patterson Sr. age 82 of Kettering, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Ruth Patterson; a sister, Evelyn Patterson and a brother Terry Patterson. He is survived by sons Robert Patterson Jr. and Mike (Vicki) Anderson. Three brothers; Jim (Patricia) Patterson, Richard (Carol) Patterson, Tom (Shelia) Patterson. Sisters; Jo Ann Floyd, Janice (Bill) Wagner and Linda Staight. Bob was born into a large family in East Dayton. In Bob’s era, personal creativity was a necessity. A local park, schoolyard or street in the neighborhood seemed the perfect place to pick up a basketball, baseball or football game. He enjoyed them all but there was little doubt his favorite was basketball. Bob attended Stivers and was influenced by such notable coaches as, Skip Larue, Jim Hanby and Traver Sutton. Bob earned 7 varsity letters, 3 for basketball, 3 for track and 1 for football. Other achievements included being selected All City Basketball in 1956, Third Team All City Guard 1956-57, Honorable Mention All City Basketball 1955-56 and Special Achievement Award presented by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Athletic Performance in Track and Field in 1957. Following high school Bob attended Campbellsville Junior College as a two-year starter for the basketball team. Later Bob returned to Dayton taking a job at Inland Manufacturing and retiring in 1991 after 31.5 of service. Bob also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1961-1967. Bob continued his interest in sports as a participant and spectator. Taking up golf and bowling, he proved to be adapt at both, bowling (three) 300 games and one in an 800 series. In 1977 he became a high school varsity basketball referee, retiring in 1991. A special memory of Bob’s is being a member of a six (6) man golf team winning the Dayton Flyers Open. Bob continued his enjoyment of being a spectator of local sports events. He also attending the Indy 500 for 34 consecutive years. Bob was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Beavercreek. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Tobias Funeral Home- 648 Watervliet Ave. Dayton – 45420. Friends may call from 5 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be Woodland Cemetery. The family would like to thank all his doctors, nurses and everyone at Hospice of Dayton.

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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VIRGINIA GINGER KNIGHT

September 20, 2020

Bob was a friend to all. A very special friend.

Deane Baker

September 20, 2020

So sorry that you’re gone. The years I knew you were great. You were such a fun loving guy and was always finding the joy of whatever was going on. I will always treasure our friendship. RIP


Larry & Cindy Doogan

September 20, 2020

Bobby loved life and lived a good one. We send our sincere condolences to the family.

Scott Kremer

September 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of another loss in the Patterson family. Bob was always a character and never failed to make me laugh about something. I really enjoyed talking sports and life with him and Terry. He will be missed.

Gary Tanner

September 19, 2020

So sorry to hear that Bob has passed away. Bob And I were the best of friends for nearly 70 years and participated in many athletic events together as members of The Stivers Tigers. We had all the same coaches and enjoyed our various sports. After High school We spent many good times together during our college days. I visited him at Campbell JR. college on many occasions. He came to see me as well at Miami University. We stayed in touch over the years and still saw each other on occasions at Stivers events, reunions of the class of "57"and inductions into the Stivers athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies.

May God rest his soul.

Gary Tanner
Pinehurst, NC

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