Roy Lee Robertson, Jr., 81, of Benton; died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
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Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Immanuel Baptist Church of Benton with Pastor Sammy Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton with Military Rites to be performed by the Benton American Legion Post #280, V.F.W. Post# 2671 and the Illinois National Guard. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Immanuel Baptist Church.
Arrangements are with the Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home of Benton.
Mr. Robertson was born on April 1, 1929, in Franklin, Missouri, the son of Roy Lee "Jim" Robertson, SR and Mable Gertrude (Quinley) Robertson.
He was a retired over the road truck driver and had various other occupations including: horse trainer, farmer, and Permit Agent for the Seismograph Exploration Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the First Baptist Church of West Frankfort.
Survivors include a son: Kelly Robertson and wife Lori of Benton, a daughter: Chelsea Halbin of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren: Matthew and Morgan Robertson of Benton, T.J., Cayce and Kylee Halbin of Mt. Vernon; three sisters: Genevieve Griffin of Lyons, Kan., Gertrude Odil of Gladstone, Mo., Velma and husband Eddie Moore of Columbia, Mo.; two brothers: Howard Robertson and wife Norma of Franklin, Mo., Carl Robertson of Shawnee, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters: Irene McQuitty and Helen Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the organization or charity of the donor's choice.
Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Feb. 25 to Mar. 4, 2011