Robert William Patson 67 of Lake, Michigan passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 with family surrounding him. Robert was born September 22, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of Frank Patson Sr. and Francis Isabel (Adams) Patson. Robert had resided in Lake since 1985, coming from Saginaw. Mr. Patson enjoyed playing guitar, listening to Johnny Cash, firearm shooting, watching western movies, especially anything with John Wayne, gun collecting, driving his Kubota tractor and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving Mr. Patson are his two daughters: Catherine and Steve DeGeer of Lake, Amy Patson and James LaFever of Harrison, one sister, Mary Josling and husband Joe of West Branch, one brother, John Patson and wife Virginia of Saginaw, thirteen grandchildren: Christopher Williams and wife Sarah, Hunter Levi, Craig Levi, Hauk Williams, Darrick Towery, Briana Towery, Tiffani Towery, Gabriel Hicks, Jennifer Towery and husband Lance, Jason Patson, Nichole Adolf, Robert Patson III and Zachary Patson, seven great-grandchildren: Trystan Towery, Kayleigh Coates, Vaughn Coates, Xander Towery, Nevaeh Adolf, Eric Adolf and Jason Patson Jr., plus many nieces and nephews and friends. Mr. Patson was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Robert W. Patson Jr. and one brother, Frank Patson Jr.
Robert’s children would like to thank Yolanda Patson for all her help. It was greatly appreciated.
Graveside services for Mr. Patson were held on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from Denmark Cemetery, Reese, Michigan. Those wishing to share a condolence or memory with Mr. Patson’s family are encouraged to visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Robert are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.