Published: Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Robert Eugene “Smokey” Robertson was born Sunday, April 3, 1932, in Athol, Kan., to Delbert Edwin and Ida Naomi (Edmonds) Robertson. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a wheat farmer in Kansas as a young man.
In later years, he was a contracting officer with the U.S. Forest Service before retiring in 1994. Robert enjoyed playing the stand-up bass in country bluegrass combos and was a skilled handyman, willing to help anyone in need. Always willing to share a laugh, he was devoted to family, friends, his country, church and, most of all, to the Lord.
Robert died Friday, June 22, 2012, in Alamogordo, N.M. He was 80.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Cynthia Louise Theriault and Naomi Lynn Vance.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Louise (Mizell) Robertson of the family home; his son, Mark Edwin (Cathy) Robertson of Tracy, Calif.; grandchildren, Rebecca Robertson, Joshua E. Vance, Matthew Robertson and Saralyn Vance; and a sister; Janice Arlene Winters of Jennings, Kan.
Memorial services were June 28 at Christ Community Church in Alamogordo with Pastor Jack Brock officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the House Of Prayer Men's Homeless Shelter in Alamogordo. Donations may be made via their website, www.alamohop.com or by calling 575-437-7880.
Inurnment took place in the Little Flower of the Desert Columbarium. Cremation will take place.
To sign the online register book visit alamogordofuneralhome.org.
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