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Robert Eugene "Smokey" Robertson


1932 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Robert Eugene "Smokey" Robertson, 80, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, in Alamogordo. He was born April 3, 1932, in Athol, Kan., to Delbert Edwin and Ida Naomi (Edmonds ) Robertson.
Robert was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. As a young man, he was a wheat farmer in Kansas. In later years, he was a contracting officer with the U.S. Forest Service before retiring in 1994. Robert enjoyed playing the stand-up bass in country bluegrass combos, and was a skilled handyman who was willing to help anyone in need. Always willing to share a laugh, he was devoted to family, friends, his country, church and, most of all, to the Lord.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Louise (Mizell) Robertson, of the family home; his son Mark Edwin Robertson and wife, Cathy, of Tracy, Calif.; grandchildren Rebecca Robertson, Joshua E. Vance, Matthew Robertson and Saralyn Vance; and sister Janice Arlene Winters, of Jennings, Kan.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Cynthia Louise Theriault and Naomi Lynn Vance.
Memorial services for Robert Eugene "Smokey" Robertson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Christ Community Church , 2960 N. Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, with Pastor Jack Brock officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Smokey's name be made to the House of Prayer Men's Homeless Shelter in Alamogordo. Donations can be made via their website at www.alamohop.com or by calling 437-7880.
Inurnment will take place in the Little Flower of the Desert Columbarium.
The Robertson family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 26 to July 25, 2012
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