Weatherford Democrat

Obituaries

August 28, 2012

Ross Robertson Jr.

WEATHERFORD —  

 

WEATHERFORD — Ross Robertson Jr, 82, a lifelong resident of Weatherford, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, surrounded by family at his home.

Ross L. Robertson Jr. was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Weatherford, son of the late Ross Lafayette Robertson Sr. and Golden Tabor Robertson. At a young age, Ross served as the unofficial mascot of the fire department and got the nickname “Rooster,” which stuck with him the rest of his life. Living near the fire station, his father tasked him with waking the firemen in the morning. When old enough, he signed on to be a volunteer fireman, a service he continued until 1985.

In 1951, he started work for the City of Weatherford. Over the next four decades, he worked as a police dispatcher, fireman, building inspector, city warehouse manager and, finally, as the city’s purchasing agent. He retired in 1991 after 40 years of service to the city and residents of Weatherford.

Ross was preceded in death by his mother, Golden, and father and former Chief of Police, Ross L. Robertson Sr.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Messimer Robertson of Weatherford; son, Jerry Robertson of Bedford; daughter, Debbie Vaughan and husband, Dean, of Weatherford; grandsons, Alex Robertson of Dallas, Shawn Robertson of Euless, and Jason Vaughan of Annapolis, Md.; sister, Virginia Freeman of Watonsville, Cali.; sisters-in-law, Thelma Messimer, Mary Lou Messimer and Dora Mae Messimer, all of Weatherford; family friends, Suzanne Tandy and Katherine Towson; many nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment will follow at Spring Creek Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

White’s Funeral Home 

130 Houston Avenue Weatherford, Texas 76086

817-596-4811

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Grace E. Jones

    Grace E. Jones, 91, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Katherine Faye Daniel Brown

    BRECKENRIDGE — Katherine Faye Daniel Brown, 93, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in DeLeon. 

    July 22, 2014

  • Kelley Ann Aylesworth Queen

    Kelley Ann Aylesworth Queen, 54, died of natural causes on July 13, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Maggie Curtis Maggie Curtis

    Maggie Curtis passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the age of 80. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles M. Linehan Charles M. Linehan

    WEATHERFORD — Charles M. Linehan, 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lyndia Faye Bullock Lyndia Faye Bullock

    FORT WORTH — Lyndia Faye Bullock, 66, beloved mom, granny, daughter, sister and friend, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at home with her family.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jewel Allene Williams

    Jewel Allene Williams, 98, of Springtown, passed away Friday afternoon, July 18, 2014, in the local hospital. 

    July 19, 2014

  • Ronald Witt Hobbs

    Ronald Witt Hobbs, age 79, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Weatherford, Texas. 

    July 17, 2014

  • Larry Drew Cook Larry Drew Cook

    Larry Drew Cook, 69, of Hudson Oaks, passed away Monday, June 14, 2014. Larry was born Nov. 9, 1944, in Muncie, Indiana, to Mildred and Norman Cook.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby Emerson Ruby Emerson

    Ruby Emerson, age 96, entered heaven praising God in the presence of her Savior on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. 

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo