John H. Robertson

John H. Robertson

John H. “Grit” Robertson, 89, of Crossett, passed away on October 7, 2015 at the Stonegate Villa Health & Rehabilitation.

Mr. Robertson was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett, a veteran of United States Army Air Force, a retired auditor of Ashley, Drew and Northern Railroad and a Mason. He was the founder and owner of the family business, Robertson’s Outboard Service. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

Mr. Robertson was born on April 7, 1926 at Hamburg and was the son of the late Lillian Foote Erwin and James Robertson.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Gloria “Polly” Toney Robertson; a son, John W. “Snap” Robertson; a brother, Jimmy Robertson and his parents.

He is survived by a daughter, Toney Harrington and husband, Joe; a granddaughter, Kelli Edgar Sivils and husband, Chris; four grandsons, Adam Edgar and wife, Kandace of Crossett, Chad Robertson of Sterlington, Louisiana, Justin Harrington and wife, Kendra of Hot Springs, Jarrod Harrington of Crossett, and great-grandchildren, Blake Morgan, Colt Sivils, Michael Edgar, Kimrey Edgar, Madison and Gabriel Harrington, Bentley Harrington, Caleb and Addison Rowlett.

Graveside services will be held on October 10 at 2 p.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park with Dr. Russell Moore officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or charity of your choice.

Honorary pallbearers are Adam Edgar, Chad Robertson, Chris Sivils, Joe Harrington, Justin Harrington, Jarrod Harrington.