Roy Robert Patterson

September 22, 1921April 6, 2019

Roy Robert Patterson, age 97, of Greenville, South Carolina passed away on Saturday April 6, 2019.

Roy was born September 22, 1921 in Campobello, South Carolina to Ollie Kirby Patterson and William Perry Patterson.

Roy was a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Taylors SC and a member of the Men's III Sunday School Class at Brushy Creek Baptist.

Roy served in the United States Army, 25th Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He participated in the Battles of Guadalcanal; Central Pacific and Luzon. He was stationed at Scofield Barracks, Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Roy loved gardening, fishing, planting tomato plants and he was know for his numerous Banana Tree plants.

Roy loved being with his family but especially spending time with grandchildren.

Roy is survived by; daughter Ann Fuller (Tom); and daughter Sue Keith; granddaughter Robin Ballentine ( Andy); granddaughter Laurie Minette (Chris); grandson Chad Fuller (Jamie); granddaughter Linsey Dudley (Sam);brother Jack Patterson. Mr. Patterson also leaves 10 great grandchildren; Tyler (Sarah), Will, Abby, Emily, Ellie, Jack, Jake, Grant, Sam and Grace to cherish his memory.

Roy was preceded in death by his wife Ola Eppley Patterson; father William Perry Patterson and mother Ollie Kirby Patterson; brother Floyd Patterson; brother Lloyd Patterson; brother Sam Patterson; brother Charles Patterson; brother John Patterson; sister Melvie Belue; sister Lillian High; sister Lyda Wilson; sister Georgia Patterson; sister Eva Lowe and sister Thelma Patterson; grandson Jason Keith.

A funeral service for Roy will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. A burial with Military Honors will follow the funeral service in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials can be made to Brushy Creek Baptist Church, 4999 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors SC 29687.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Patterson family.


  • William Perry Patterson, Father
  • Ollie Kirby Patterson, Mother
  • Ola Eppley Patterson, Wife
  • Ann Fuller (Tom), Daughter
  • Sue Keith, Daughter
  • Robin Ballentine (Andy), Granddaughter
  • Laurie Minette (Chris), Granddaughter
  • Chad Fuller (Jamie), Grandson
  • Jason Keith, Grandson
  • Linsey Dudley (Sam), Granddaughter
  • Floyd Patterson, Brother
  • Lloyd Patterson, Brother
  • Sam Patterson, Brother
  • Charles Patterson, Brother
  • John Patterson, Brother
  • Jack Patterson, Brother
  • Melvie Belue, Sister
  • Lillian High, Sister
  • Lyda Wilson, Sister
  • Georgia Patterson, Sister
  • Eva Lowe, Sister
  • Thelma Patterson, Sister
  • Mr. Patterson also leaves 10 great grandchildren; Tyler (Sarah), Will, Abby, Emily, Ellie, Jack, Jake, Grant, Sam and Grace to cherish his memory.

  • Mens III Sunday School Class of Brushy Breek Baptist Church, Taylors SC


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Roy Robert Patterson

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Marla Allston

April 9, 2019

Ann and Sue,
When I saw on-line Sunday night that your dad had passed away, there were so many memories that came to my mind. But the one that stands out the most is how much my dad loved your dad. I often heard Daddy pray for Roy. That he would know for sure that Roy knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior. I'm so grateful for the times before my dad went Home to Heaven when he and Roy talked about Jesus. And Daddy was looking forward to seeing him again one day. So, on Sunday night, I imagined Daddy being among the first to greet his long-time neighbor and dear friend.
I am sorry that we are going to be out-of-town on Wednesday and will not be able to attend the service. But you and all your dear ones will be in our prayers.
With love,
Marla Yearick Allston