William J. Robertson Jr.

Published 9:07 am Monday, January 27, 2014

AHOSKIE – Mr. William Julian Robertson, Jr., age 86, passed away peacefully at his home, January 24, 2014.

Mr. Robertson was a native of Bertie County, NC. He was born, September 11, 1927 to the late William J. Robertson, Sr. and the late Sadie Morris Robertson. He graduated from Mars Hill High School, attended Wake Forest College for a couple of years and later Kings Business School. He was dedicated to his church, First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. Mr. Robertson served faithfully with the NC Baptist Childrens Home and Chowan University. He has served on the Ahoskie Town Council as well as past president of both the Ahoskie Kiwanis Club and Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Robertson loved music and enjoyed playing the piano and organ.

He worked in the Business office at Charles H. Jenkins & Co. until 1962 when he joined Dan P. Boyette, Sr. at what is now Boyette & Robertson Insurance Agency where he has remained an active partner until his death.

Mr. Robertson would like to give a special thanks to his caregivers and Dr. Collin Jones and the entire staff at Roanoke-Chowan Community Health Center for their faithful service to him.

Along with his parents, Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Frances Robertson; two children, David Marshall Robertson and William Julian Robertson III; and his brother, Milton T. Robertson, Sr.

Mr. Robertson is survived by two sisters, Florence Reid of Ahoskie, and Sarah Watts of Cary; a brother, Alton Robertson of Colerain; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Robertson of Ahoskie; and several nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to caregiver and partner, Walt Pierce.

A memorial service will be held, Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. and First Baptist Church of Ahoskie with the Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. There will be a private family burial prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie or the charity of your choice.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Robertson family and online condolences may be directed to them by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com