William "Bill" Marion Robertson

Tuesday, August 22, 1944 - Monday, October 4, 2021

In Honor and Remembrance

Photo of William "Bill" Marion Robertson  - 1944-2021

Leicester- William "Bill" Marion Robertson, age 77, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Black Mountain.

A native of Haywood County, William was born August 22, 1944 to the late William Gaston Robertson and the late Savannah Lusk Robertson.

Bill honorably served our country by joining the U.S. Army, and while in Vietnam he was awarded the prestigious Purple Heart. He was employed with the VA Medical Center and retired with 20 years of dedicated service. Bill enjoyed vegetable gardening at his home, and spending time fishing and hunting with his friends. Mr. Robertson was a man who loved his family and served his country with great honor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dicky Robertson and Ralph Robertson; and his sisters, Jessie Hoglen and Mary Alice Robertson.

Surviving are his loving wife, Velda Fay Robertson; sons, Vernon Robertson and wife Sharon of Leicester, and Eric Robertson and wife Shelly of Leicester; grandchildren, Destiny Phillips and Corey Geisler of Marion, Lacey Robertson and Dakota Wright of Arden, Travis Robertson of Leicester, Marc Robertson of Arden, and Amanda Sanders and Jared of Leicester; great-grandchildren, Caleb “Bug”, Levi, Max, Ryder, Oliver, and Riley; and sister, Wanda Haynes and husband Bud of Leicester.

A service of remembrance will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 15, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Robertson’s nurses, Georgia, Sherry, and Brittany, and the entire caring staff at the North Carolina State Veterans Home.

Memorials may be made in memory of William Robertson to the North Carolina State Veterans Home, 62 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Robertson family.

Condolences from family and friends

Bill was close friend more like family he my dad was very close they both enjoyed fishing hunting together he will be missed prayers to family always here if anything need or can do
Mike Judy Surrett
Prayers for your family
Brian Towles
I'm so sorry to hear this news I really liked Bill me and him used to cut up over at the V.A. My thoughts and prayers go out to Vernon and Sharon
Stacey Robinson
I'm sorry for your loss, he was a great man. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends!
Tara Jones-Clark
Sorry for your loss, in our prayers God bless y'all!
Gerry surrett
I am so sorry for the families loss.
Dianne Adams
So very sorry for your loss.
Melinda Morgan
My condolence to the family, I worked with Bill at the VA. never a dull moment when you were around Bill..I know he loved his family, from the way, he always talked about them..and he was a very Wiseman..I learned a lot from him. PRAYES for his family...Iam SORRY for your loss..
Vicki Jackson
Sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rip Bill..
Elaine Edwards
Sharon Vernon and family, So sorry for your loss. Sorry we didn’t get to come. Praying for you all. God knows our needs. We love you. We are here for you if you need us. Michael and Earlene
Michael and Earlene Ball