August 5, 2012
James Edgar Robertson Sr., 78, died Aug. 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Harding officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery with U.S. Air Force honors. Visitation is Monday one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Mr. Robertson was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Martinsville, Va., to the late Willie and Bernice Robertson. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the U.S. Air Force. He attended Kolola Springs Baptist Church and worked in the fire department on base. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Nellie Dare Robertson and Mattie Robertson Tilley; brothers, Thomas and Walter Robertson. He is survived by his wife, Jaynette Hope Robertson of Columbus; daughter, Susan Robertson Welborn of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Jim Robertson of Caledonia; sisters, Betty Manuel, Shirley Pulliam and Linda Kallam, all of Madison-Mayodan, N.C., Mary McLaurin of Wilson, N.C., Susan Tilly of Winston Salem, N.C., and Dot Davis of Kernerville, N.C.; brothers, Billy Robertson of Swartz Creek, Mich., Lynn Robertson of Sandy Ridge, N.C., and Vance Robertson of Greensboro, N.C.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be family.