I lived across the street from Robbie and spend many nights at his house as a child. I am very saddened by his departure. He set a good example for the rest of us and always overachieved as evidenced by his bio. I am not surprised by his success. I feel fortunate to have been his friend.
Robbie was my Cousin Lindaâs husband for many many years.
They had two wonderful children Katie & Jenny. I remember how happy those two were as parents of their two wonderful childrenâ¦They shared many happy memories with all of usâ¦.The often funny memories of the adventures of watching their children grow and some great vacations..
Sometimes break ups leave everyone in awkward spots, and positions as I have experienced myself â¦.There is confusion emotionally, as often one is just viewing one section..like a chapter in a book instead of the entire bookâ¦.
Somehow a sickness and death â¦bring all the chapters and pages of that book into viewâ¦.not just âone sectionâ
When I went through this similar situation a few years ago â¦it was very emotional.. Suddenly the entire book came into view.
I remembered the good timesâ¦I remembered the part that I was âin loveâ â¦and I remembered all the âwonderful memoriesââ¦that I had forgottenâ¦.or stored awayâ¦
For me â¦this gave me a great deal of Peaceâ¦ â¦
I think Robbie must have felt this at the end â¦with all the love and support he received.
I hope for himâ¦and for my dear sweet relatives, Katie & Jenny that they will hold their Fathers Love in their hearts forever. I know he loved them both so very very much as they loved himâ¦
What more could a Father have asked forâ¦.
He was a very luck man.,.and will rest in comfortably in peace.
All my Love and Peace
Robbie was handsome, popular, warm and funny. It wasn't until we worked together as Senior Class Officiers I realized a sensitivity and sweetness in him I had not known. He supported me through tough times and I felt blessed to have his friendship. He awed me with his dream of becoming an FBI agent. I knew he would go on to do great things and he did. He was a special person and my thoughts & prayers go out to his girls and family. He will be truly missed.
I met Robbie at fraternity rush in his freshman year at Furman University. I was immediately struck by his friendliness. He pleged and later became a member of Kappa Alpha Order. I was fortunate to know him for three years at Furman and will miss his friendship. My condolensces to his family.
Jerry and I went to High School with "Robbie". He was a great person and admired by so many. Our prayers go out to his daughters and family. He will be missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Robbie and I were in the same class in high school. We played football together and hung out together. We've been in touch over the years and I've been up to Norfolk to see him on two separate occasions.
I wish the best for his three daughters and his two former wives who I have met .
I'm sorry I couldn't make it up for his memorial but my mother passed away on January first and I had to be here with her.
Best of Love to everyone including Robbie.
Calm winds and following seas, friend....
I remember Robbie as my uncle and as a man of tremendous strength, talent, and skill. Whether it was sailing on the Chesapeake Bay or woodworking in his shop, Robbie excelled at whatever he did. I remember trips to visit my aunt and uncle in New Orleans, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and VA Beach with fondness. His dedication to the Bureau was admirable. I know the illness that he fought so bravely was a terrible hardship. My thoughts and prayers are with his girls and family. I loved him and will always remember his strength. Love, Champ
"Robbie" as he was so fondly called "back then" will be greatly missed. We missed him at this past summer's class reunion, but you always think "we will see you next time". His memory will last forever in our hearts. Prayers and blessings to his family, and with time and all the wonderful memories, God will see us through until we are all together again.
Connie Sledge Dean
I first met Robbie in the 6th grade when my family moved back to Griffin. It was on the play ground in a pick up football game at Third ward school. I think that was when the phrase " did anyone get the number of that bus that just ran over me?" was first used. Rob was a man in every sense of the word. Strong a body, a strong mind and a gentle soul. Due to his law enforcement carreer and character, the world is a better place.
Our deepest sympathy to Rob's family, for their loss. I had the privilege of working and socializing with Rob for many years while he was Training Coordinator with the FBI. He will be sorely missed at the Annual Suffolk Wildlife Cookout where he made the best chili ever!!
I have known Robbie since we were classmates in Miss Wallace's first grade class at Third Ward Elementary School. We were in our class production of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" together. He was Papa Bear! Robbie was a part of my life as a friend and classmate until we graduated in 1965. Over the years I enjoyed seeing him and catching up at reunions. His was such a sweet spirit that you could not help but love him. His passing is a real loss for his family and friends. Goodbye, dear friend. May you have eternal peace and joy.
My heart goes out to the family for the loss of such a great guy. He was loved by his classmates and will surely be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
I was so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. I know that he is in a better place. He was deeply missed at our last '65 Reunion and will certainly be missed in the future. My prayers & sympathy to the family.
I had homeroom with Robbie since we shared the last name initial, and so he was always one of the first persons I saw every day at school. He was a kind and happy guy, and goodlooking too, as all the girls will say! Having also shared a career in the law enforcement field, I can assure you that the archives of his cases with the signature of Agent Rob Patterson, will be viewed by many for years to come and his legacy will live on. He will be remembered as a gentle giant and loved by his many co-workers, friends and family. His time came too soon, but he will never be forgotten. May God comfort you as you hold on to the wonderful memories of his life. He is now at Rest!
I saw Robbie last at our high school class reunion five years ago. He seemed happy with his career choice and thrilled to show family pictures.
I am so sorry. Love and prayers.
My prayers are with the family of Robbie Patterson. The Class of GHS '65 will sorely miss him and his smile. Robbie will be remembered for all the good things he stood for and for being a friend to all who knew him. I know God has welcomed him with open arms and said to him "my good and faithful servant". Love to his daughters and their families. Robbie you will be missed by us all.
Ann Chalkley Ladd
I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Robbie as we all called him was a wonderful person and I always thought so much of him. We were dear friends in High School and sometimes joked that we wished we were not cousins. I kept in touch with all the family whenever I could.
I prayed for his comfort and peace when I heard of his illness and now know that he is at rest. May the Lord continue to comfort you and give you strength and may you have wonderful memories of Rob.
Brenda Grogan Meeks
My Grandfather, Albert Dunn and Rob's Grandmother Dessa Dunn Kelly were brother and sister.
May God give you strength and comfort. I especially remember Rob's friendly smile from our high school years in Griffin, Ga.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Robbie's family and friends:
As a member of the Griffin High School Class of '65 with Robbie, I will always remember him. God bless you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dear Family of Rob Patterson:
I send you might deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of Rob. It was my honor and privilege as an Assistant U.S. Attorney to work with Rob on a major case in the late 1990's. It was a very difficult case for a number of reasons, but Rob remained steadfast and supportive throughout our many trials and tribulations. He lived the FBI motto: fidelity, bravery, integrity. As a former Naval Aviator, I would also describe Rob as a great wingman who always had my six. Rob is now soaring with the angels, released from the pains and sorrows of this world.
My condolences to friends and family. Robbie will be missed by the entire Griffin High School Eagles 1965 graduating class.
I am saddened by Robbie's passing. May he soar with the Eagles forever.
Katie, Jennifer, and Laurel, You already know how much we loved Rob but we wanted to tell you one last time. He was a great lifelong friend, pal, football buddy. We shared some good times. Our whole Class of 65 has kept up with him through the awful illness and we are all saddened by our loss. Please know that we will miss him as a classmate and friend. We loved him. Royce and Bernie
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rob's family and friends. As a member of the Griffin High School Class of '65 with Rob, I remember his friendly smile and kind spirit. God bless you all.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY. ROBIN AND ALTHEA NANCE. GRIFFIN HIGH CLASS OF 1965
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.