Funeral services for Earl Dean “Dene” Robertson, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Robertson passed away at 2:41 a.m., Monday, January 2, 2017 at Brooke Haven Healthcare.
He was born May 24, 1924, at Burnham, Missouri, to Eddie Oscar Robertson and Delphia Jane Hale Robertson. Dene graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1942. Mr. Robertson was a veteran, having served with the United States Army Air Corp. On March 31, 1944, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Ruth McClellan. He worked as a real estate broker, farmer and carpenter; Dene enjoyed playing checkers. Mr. Robertson had over fifty years perfect attendance at Sunday School; he attended Harbor of Hope Church until his health failed.
He is survived by his wife of seventy-two years, Ruth Robertson, of the family home; two children, Sherman Robertson and Shirley Robertson, both of West Plains; two grandchildren, Christopher Wayne Robertson and wife, Misty and Zachary Dene Robertson and wife, Pam; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including, Sam Stewart, Eddie Stokes, Roseann Choats and Carla Jane Mullins Burns.
His parents and five sisters, Hazel Mullins, Beryl Beebe, Ruby Stewart, Blanche Spence and Opal Stokes, precede him in death.
Mr. Robertson will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.