Robert C. “Bob” Patterson Jr., 71, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died April 16, 2016.
Born Aug. 26, 1944, Mr. Patterson grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was a longtime resident of the Sarasota area.
Mr. Patterson was a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He was a US Army veteran, serving in Korea, and served in the Army Reserve, retiring as a Major.
He obtained an MBA degree from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and worked and lived in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, until moving to Florida 30 years ago, where he worked in real estate.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Alexander; daughter Elizabeth Markham (Brian) of Fairfield, Connecticut; son Robert C. Patterson III., (Liz) of Rye, New York; sister Victoria Hartsock and brother Glenn Patterson, both of Venice, Florida; grandchildren Quinn, Madeline and Charlotte Markham, and Alexandra Patterson. He was preceded in death by son David Patterson and parents Robert and Betty Patterson.
A memorial service will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Hospice or the American Heart Association . Online at www.nationalcremation.com’location/sarasota
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