(Oct. 17, 1943 - March 30, 2018)
Bob was born in Seymour, Indiana, on Oct. 17, 1943, to William and Betty (Wray) Patrick.
He moved to Powell, and worked as a ditch rider for many years on Heart Mountain for the Shoshone Heart Mountain Irrigation District. Bob also worked at the Double Doc Ranch in Shell as a ranch hand.
Bob loved the country life. He enjoyed helping his neighbors on Heart Mountain with cattle drives, shoeing horses, branding and anything else they may have needed. He loved being a cowboy. Bob especially loved spending time with his family and the many friends with whom he shared his journey through life. He spent his retired days living the simple life in Billings, Montana.
In 1969, Bob married Sharon Sparks from Indiana. She had three daughters. Sharon and Bob had two children together.
In 1983, Bob married Connie Patton from Cody, who brought three children of her own into Bob’s life. He loved them all like they were his own.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William and Betty; brother Edward Patrick; daughter Cindy Sutton; and granddaughter Tiffany Miller.
Bob is survived by his children: Robert Patrick II (Gemma) of Covington, Washington; Rachel (Mike) Paronto of Lincoln, Nebraska; Amanda (Doug) Friedel of Billings; Jerry Patton of Billings; Danny (Jess) Patton of Newport News, Virginia; Deanna Sutton of Lincoln, Nebraska; Cheryl (Dave) Fricke of Lincoln, Nebraska; his grandchildren; Michael (Rachel), Casey, Tre, Kinyon, Rahklin, Adalynn (Amanda), Robert, Jessie (Robert), Tara (Cindy), Amber (Deanna), Ryan, Spencer (Cheryl); great-grandchildren Wesley (Michael), Xavier, Xamera (Amber), Kaydan (Tiffany) and Aveaha (Tara). He is also survived by brothers, Bill, Matthew, and Andy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations can be sent to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Condolences can be sent by visiting www.cfgbillings.com through “Our families.”