Roger William “Bill” Robertson, Sr., 88, of Martinsville passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was born in Henry County, January 20, 1932 to Dee Moss Robertson Sr. and Bettie Ann Cook Robertson.
In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his daughter Cheryl Robertson; infant son Stephan Robertson; brothers, Gordon, Dee Moss, II, Roy, Frank, Henry, Dan, Abraham “Jiggs” and Sam Robertson; sisters, Sadie Jones, Lena Roach, Cassie Lester, Mozelle Oaks and Theo Robertson.
He is survived by his wife, Alta Wilkins Robertson of 68 years; son Roger “Johnny” Robertson, Jr.; daughter, Phyllis Robertson Wilson; grandchildren, Robert Dee Robertson, Nikki George, Sherry Byrd, Travis Walker and Courtney Rabourn; great grandchildren, Joshua Fuller, Skylar George, Harrison Byrd, Connor Byrd, Layla Salgado; several nieces and nephews; and his cat “kit cat.”
Roger was a self-employed landscaper who loved fishing and hunting rabbits and deer. He loved raising a garden and sharing it with his friends and neighbors. He also loved birds and other animals and he enjoyed playing pranks on people.
The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home and will be officiated by Minister Bryan Mallory. Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Martinsville Henry County SPCA, 132 Joseph Martin Hwy, Martinsville, VA 24112.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA