Robert Julian Patterson

Born: Tue., Dec. 7, 1943
Died: Thu., Mar. 24, 2011

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Robert Julian Patterson, age 67, of Greensboro, GA, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Dwight Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born on December 7, 1943 in Greensboro, GA to the late Quince Rowland "Pat" Patterson and Myrtle Elizabeth Atkinson Patterson. Julian attended Greensboro High School and joined the United States Army in 1960, serving his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis. For a while, he worked for the Magnolia Gas Station and after marrying Betty Jo Vandiver on July 18, 1964 in McCormick, SC, he began working for Georgia Power as the overseer of the building of Lake Oconee Parks. He then started his own business in 1983 building docks on Lake Oconee and continued until his death. He enjoyed bird hunting, deer hunting and collecting arrowheads.

Julian was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Vandiver Patterson, on November 9, 2007. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Patterson Gunn and husband Joel of Greensboro, GA; two brothers, Jimmy Patterson and wife Shirley of Gurley, AL and Chris Patterson and wife Ramona of Macon, GA; two grandchildren, Hannah Gunn and Joshua Gunn; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services, with military honors, will be held Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greensboro City Cemetery with Rev. Tim Tabler officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Dale Barnette, Mitch Kimbrough, Rob Kimbrough, Tracy Jordan, Eric Higdon and Tommy Underwood. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday night at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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dianne mckinley
   Posted Fri March 25, 2011
so sorry for your loss

sara & anthony floyd
   Posted Fri March 25, 2011
Kim sorry for your lost if you need anything let us know with love Sara Anthony and Kids

Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Sat March 26, 2011
Deepest sympathy to each of you. I remember all of ya'll coming to Grandma Elder's to visit and the great times shared. Your daddy has always been so proud of you and your family. May the warm and loving happy memories be treasured. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers. Sincerely; Barry and Teresa Moore Churchwell

   Posted Sat March 26, 2011
Kim and family, we are so sorry for your loss. If we can do anything for you all please let us know. We love you all.

Wanda Wallace
   Posted Sat March 26, 2011
We are thinking of you and the family. Jordan and Russell sends their love.

Mrs. Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Sat March 26, 2011
Dear Kim and Family, I was very shocked to hear about Julian. He and your Mother have always been dear to me. Have good memories. Mrs.Betty Jo Evans

Jimmy Channell
   Posted Sat March 26, 2011
Robert Was a personal friend for all of my life, waited on him at Hallman Wood Products nearly everyday, The family are in my thoughts and prayers.....

Jim Burt
   Posted Sat March 26, 2011
To Kim and children,my deepest sympahy.

Loretta Black
   Posted Sat March 26, 2011
Thinking of you Kim,your Father is a wonderful man,we will keep you and yours in prayer.

Randy & Kathryn Purdy
   Posted Sat March 26, 2011
Julian was such a fine man. I always enjoyed talking to him during our times together. Kim, you and your family are going to be fine! He is where he needs to be! Love You Guys! We'll be praying for your strength.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sun March 27, 2011
Kim, we were so sorry to hear of your daddy's death. Julian will be missed. Our prayers are with you at this time. Robert & Annette Dowdy

Faye Jones Burt
   Posted Sun March 27, 2011
Sorry to hear about Julian Love to all

Thomas and Donna Vandiver
   Posted Mon March 28, 2011
In loving sympathy.

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Mon March 28, 2011
We were sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you all. Teressa and Donald Gentry

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Mon March 28, 2011
We're so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, Kent and Melinda

Donnie Harrison
   Posted Mon April 04, 2011
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Patterson Family for the loss of Mr. Bob Patterson he was a character and will definitely be missed.