Robert "Bob" Lee Patterson
age 75, of McCalla, AL, passed away on April 24, 2013. Known to many as "Papaw Patty". He was a long time member of the Assemblies of God, a generous supporter of missions going on several mission trips to Argentina, South America, Mexico and Honduras, a firefighter for the City of Bessemer for 28 years, a craftsman and carpenter his whole life. He owned his own business Patterson Contracting for most of his adult life. He was an entrepreneur starting a diaper business with his brother called P and P Diaper Service and working at Bank Pawn Shop buying, selling and repairing guns and other items, investing in other adventures such as a putt putt golf course and a sub division to name a few. He was a member of the Gideon Bessemer Camp for years. He was a Sunday School teacher and served on the board at Bessemer First Assembly of God for many years. He was considered a true good Samaritan giving to others of his time, talent and money where ever he felt there was a need. Survivors: his bride of 56 years, Jimmie Lee Patterson; sons, Neil Patterson (Nancy), Tim Patterson (Trenda); six grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sisters, Janice Bowlin (Jackie) Carolyn Ludolf (Bobby); brothers, Jerry Patterson (Gay), Bruce Patterson (Sharon). Funeral services at Pleasant Grove Assembly, 611 Pleasant Grove Rd, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127 Monday April 29, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with burial in Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Rev. Thomas Blagg and Rev. Lamar Jacks officiating. Visitation on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Pleasant Grove Assembly building fund.
Calvin and Becky Owens
Bro. Patterson was a Good man and will be missed by all. Our Prayers are with the Family at this Time. Yes our lost, but Heaven gain, but one day we will see him again. Sis. Patterson, we love you and wish you God's blessing. Calvin and Becky
Pawpaw Patty u are gonna be missed by all of us we love u still. Mawmaw Patty we are praying for u and the the rest of the family love u all.