Robert D. Kilpatrick, 92, of Riggins, ID passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in McCall on March 12, 2021.
Robert was born in Fayetteville, AR on January 23, 1929 to William and Willey “May” Deen Kilpatrick the 3rd of eight children.
Robert and his family traveled to Washington in 1945 on a train, where at the age of 16 he started working in the orchards where he later met and married Erma Wright and had two children, Robert and Virginia. They later divorced and then Robert moved to New Meadows, ID where he started working for his brother Charlie, operating heavy equipment and earning the nickname “Road Runner”.
Robert then met and married Hazel Dawson in December of 1972 and gained four stepchildren, Roger, Bill, Juanita and Patty. He eventually started working for J.I. Morgan where he worked until he retired in 1991.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and brothers Charles and Cletus, sister Marie, stepson Roger and granddaughter Tammy.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife Hazel, three brothers, Calvin Kilpatrick of Selah, WA, Don Kilpatrick of Naches, WA and Barry Kilpatrick of Tieton, WA; his two children Robert of Texas, Virginia of Oregon; three stepchildren Bill, Juanita and Patty all of New Meadows, ID; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Per Robert’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Riggins Ambulance Service, Riggins City Hall, P.O. Box 249, Riggins, ID 83549 who have tenderly, generously and professionally cared for and assisted Robert.
The family of Robert Kilpatrick would like to thank the many medical staff that took part in his care.
Online condolences may be left at www.mccallfunerals.com
Arrangements in care of McCall Funeral Home.
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