October 29, 1938 ~ June 24, 2022
Bobby Hurst Patterson passed away at home in Baton Rouge on Friday, June 24 at the age of 83. He was born October 29, 1938 in Heber Springs, AR. When he was 10, the family moved to El Centro, CA. He graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro at the age of 17, then attended San Diego State University. He was a proud veteran of the Army National Guard. In 1965, an opportunity to work as a technology consultant for NASA took him to Slidell, and he eventually settled in Baton Rouge. Bob is preceded in death by his parents Earlene (Hurst) and Harry Patterson. Bob is survived by his wife, Rosemarie McAnally Patterson; children Tracy and Ron Will of Santee, CA, Cary Patterson of Watson, Rochelle and Brian Meek of Ft. Myers, FL and Meghan and Lamar Poole of Baton Rouge; grandchildren Ren and Laney, Cressie and Taylor Patterson, Savannah Meek and Parker and Christian Poole. A celebration of life will be held at the home of Meghan and Lamar Poole on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bob’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.