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Somabhai R. Patel

July 27, 1933July 28, 2020

Somabhai R. Patel died peacefully on Juy 28th, 2020. He was born on July 27th, 1933 in Viraval, India to his parents, Ramabhai and Maniben Patel.

Somabhai worked in a cotton factory in Navsari, Gujarat then immigrated to the United Kingdom and worked at a factory as a machinist. He then returned to India and met his bride, Laxmiben and returned to the United Kingdom. They had two children, Nayan and Bharat. In 1983 Somabhai and Laxmiben decided to immigrate to the United States, "The Land of Opportunity," to search for the “American Dream." Somabhai and Laxmiben purchased a motel in Moultrie and built a very successful business for 35 years. They both were able to retire in 2006. Somabhai and Laxmiben resided in Moultrie after.

Somabhai loved his family and he loved to entertain. He always had a big smile on his face and absolutely loved meeting new people and enjoyed making them laugh. Somabhai enjoyed playing and watching cricket.

He is survied by his wife, Laxmiben S. Patel; two sons, Nayan and his wife Lori, and Bharat; and five grandchildren, Gavin, Kelsey, Dylan, Tyler and Jayden. He is also survived by his two brothers, Nanubhai and wife Banuben Patel, and Dirubhai and wife Indumati Patel.

A memorial service was held on Friday, July 31st at Lifespring Church.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Somabhai R. Patel

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Dhirubhai Patel

August 3, 2020

Dear Bhai,

We miss you. When I think about our family and our lives over the last eight decades there are so many cherished memories and moments that I will never forget. I remember holding your hand when we went to school, your infectious smile and laughter that helped us through good times and bad.

We have been blessed by your courage and your support over the years across the The Pond, something I will never forget. Thank you bhai.

It pains me that you are not here, but you will always be in our hearts and I know that one day we will meet again.

Love you always
Dhirubhai and family

Nanubhai Patel

August 2, 2020

I love you Bhai,
I will treasure all those special memories of our childhood and each time we met in India, USA and Canada you always made us smile and laugh. We will never forget your smiling face. You meant so much to me and my family.

I love you Bhai, a link in our Chain of three Brothers is now missing and nothing will be the same again. As God calls us one by one , the chain will be linked again within time. The fact of knowing that you are no longer here will always cause me great pain but you are forever in our hearts ... You will be missed dearly but never forgotten. Love you forever.

Love Nanu,Bhanu, Yatin, Devin, Julian,oso.

Champa & Chhotu Soma

August 2, 2020

A very dear friend of many many years.

Always generous with his friendship and hospitality with a smile for everyone.
We will miss you greatly.

You will always be in our hearts and memories.

May you have eternal peace.

Ketan Patel

August 1, 2020

Thank you for the happiness and laughter you brought to our lives. You will be forever in our hearts.
Love Ketan, Sital, Keshav and Freya x

Minaxi Arnold

August 1, 2020

I loved you like a father, you bought light, love and laughter to our hearts... you will be missed but not forgotten ❤️

Your loving niece


August 1, 2020

We met Somabhai in UK on the cricket ground in 1968. Played the game together Until he migrated to Georgia USA in 1983. We always stayed in touch as much we could without easy access to phone and no WhatsApp. We came to California USA in 1993 with the job but lost that job within a year and lived a struggled life for two years and moved to Florida. 2006 we ended up in the same town when we bought his Motel. 14 years later he is no longer here and we are going to miss him greatly. RIP our dear friend 🙏🕉✝️🌹Thank you for all the support and guidance for 52 years. We love you and love your family. Keep smiling.


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