(ROANOKE) Graveside services for William Thomas Robertson, 82, of Roanoke were held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Wadley.
Mr. Roberston passed away on Thursday, July 16, at Roanoke Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Roanoke.
William was born May 9, 1938 in Wedowee to the late Major and Bertha (Turner) Robertson. A life-long resident of Randolph County and a Christian man, he attended Friendship Baptist Church, in the "Broughton" community for most of his life. William was very fond of the outdoors, where he was in his element when fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved raising peas, corn, okra and tomatoes. He was so skillful in growing these vegetables that he sold tomatoes to the local restaurants.
William was self-employed, for more than 40 years providing his services in the field of general construction and the logging industry.
Survivors include four sons, William T. Wright (Linda) of Columbus, Ga; Stanley Robertson (Robin) of Anniston, Lamar Wright (Sherrie) of Birmingham and Nasser Saddler of Cleveland, Ohio; three daughters, Betty Calloway (David) and Melinda Nelson (Henry) both of Wedowee and Annette Saddler of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Elizabeth Potter of Roanoke; three brothers-in-law, Anthony Wright, Jr., David Wright (Queen Ethel) both of Wedowee and Charles Wright (Marlene) of Roanoke; one sister-in-law, Betty Barsh of Wedowee; a special granddaughter, Kimberly Felicia Callaway of Wedowee; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lera (Wright) Robertson.
Clark Memorial Funeral Service, Roanoke.