Robert's Story

SHERMAN - Robert Floyd Patterson, 71, passed away from many health problems, December 26, 2014, at a Lewiston hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He was born November 14, 1943, in Sherman, the son of Gerald and Velma (O'Roak) Patterson. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Barry and a nephew, Glenn. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne Patterson; his children, Annette Goodine and husband, Douglas of Waynesboro, PA, Dianne Winslow, of Hanover, NH, and Jerald R. Patterson and wife, Andrea, of Stacyville; grandchildren, Darren Goodine, Regina Phillips, of Mont Alto, PA, Kiana and Kamille Winslow, of Hanover, NH, Makayla, Caine and Kendra Patterson, of Stacyville; one great-granddaughter, Aunna Phillips, of Mont Alto, PA; a special sister, Analie and husband, Gene Gould, of Sherman; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carol McNally and husband, Richard, Darlene Heath, of Mechanic Falls; Jo-Anne Woodward and husband Thomas, of Sherman, Lillian and Bob Smith, of Rose, NY, Anthony and Cindy Heath, of Langdon, NH; family in SC, sister-in-law, Sheila Nelson and nieces and nephews, Becky Atkins, Pat Patterson, Trisha Golightly and Kimball Perrin; many nieces, nephews and special friends. Bob was a great truck driver for 54 years. He had his own business, Patterson Trucking, Inc., hauling logs, pulp and potatoes. In 1991 he left Sherman and hauled groceries for Hannaford in South Portland for 14 years. He drove over 2 million miles. He enjoyed meeting people along the way, sharing trucking stories. He retired in 2005 and returned to Sherman. He enjoyed playing cards, telling stories and talking politics. He was a member of Molunkus Lodge #165, Scottish Rites and Anah Temple Shrine. Robert's family would like to thank the staff of Central Maine Medical Center for their excellent care. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, at Washburn Memorial Church, Sherman. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Washburn Memorial Church or Molunkus Lodge #165. Those who wish may sign on online guest register and leave written condolences at
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