AHOSKIE, NC- Mr. William Julian Robertson, Jr., age 86, passed away peacefully at his home, January 24, 2014. Mr. Robertson was a native of Bertie County, NC. He was born, September 11, 1927 to the late William J. Robertson, Sr. and the late Sadie Morris Robertson. He graduated from Mars Hill High School, attended Wake Forest College for a couple of years and later Kings Business School. He was dedicated to his church, First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. Mr. Robertson served faithfully with the NC Baptist Childrens Home and Chowan University. He has served on the Ahoskie Town Council as well as past president of both, the Ahoskie Kiwanis Club and Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Robertson loved music and enjoyed playing the piano and organ. He worked in the Business office at Charles H. Jenkins & Co. until 1962 when he joined Dan P. Boyette, Sr. at what is now Boyette & Robertson Insurance Agency where he has remained an active partner until his death. Mr. Robertson would like to give a special thanks to his caregivers and Dr. Colin Jones and the entire staff at Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center for their faithful service to him.
Along with his parents, Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Frances Robertson, two children, David Marshall Robertson and William Julian Robertson III, and his brother, Milton T. Robertson, Sr.
Mr. Robertson is survived by two sisters, Florence Reid of Ahoskie, NC and Sarah Watts of Cary, NC, a brother, Alton Robertson of Colerain, NC, a sister-in-law, Charlotte Robertson of Ahoskie, NC and several nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to caregiver and partner, Walt Pierce.
A memorial service will be held, Monday, January 27, 2013, at 11:00 AM and First Baptist Church of Ahoskie with the Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Glaze officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. There will be a private family burial prior to the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie or the charity of your choice.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Robertson family and online condolences may be directed to them by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com
A light went out in the world tonight
A very special kind of light
A man with dazzling eyes of blue
Whose clever mind could dazzle, too!
And hands that played the keys so well
And a heart more generous than words can tell
And though his body failed him so much, he always managed to keep in touch!
With calls, n birthday flowers he sent
He never knew how much they meant!
But now his suffering is gone
And that dear light has traveled on,
But I will miss his gentle way
And will think of him every day
Until I make the pearly gate
Where we’ll embrace, and stay up late
just reminiscing–with no more tears,
Just like we did for these past years,
And praise the Lord, but without end—
Just me and my old Special Friend!
Hasta la Vista, Jules! –SusanA
MR JULIAN ROBERTSON WAS A GREAT MAN A REAL GOOD FRIEND TO ME AND LINDA AND APRIL LEE WE ALL THOUGHT A LOT OF HIM HE WILL BE MISSED
EARL LINDA APRIL LEE FUTRELL
My sincere condolences to the family of Julian Robertson. Mr Robertson will truly be missed as a friend and business leader.
Mr. Robertson was a fine gentleman. He will missed.The family is in our prayers.
Ruth & Brian Harrell
To the family of Julian Robertson,
We mourn Julian’s passing, and we will miss him greatly. He was a faithful and valued member of the Ahoskie Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. He was respected and loved by us all. We are sorry for your loss and ours.
To the family of Julian Robertson
We have always appreciated the friendship of Julian and we were honored when he played for our wedding 50 years ago. Of course the Robertson family always meant a lot to Lawrence and it was a pleasure for me to get to know the family too. He was such a gentleman, a churchman,a good businessman and friend. He will be missed in many ways.
Lawrence Wood and Elaine Myers