- About Us
Clyde "Bill" Robertson Jr.July 15, 1926 ~ July 30, 2017 (age 91)
Clyde William (Bill) Robertson, Jr., was born July 15, 1926, to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde William Robertson. He attended 1st through 12th grades at Laverne, graduating from High School in 1944. During World War Two, he served his country as a P.F.C. in the 4th Field Artillery Battalion from 1944 to 1946, during which time he was stationed in the Philippines. He qualified as a sharpshooter and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, the Philippine Independence Ribbon, 2 Overseas Service Bars, the Victory Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal. He graduated from college at Northwestern State College, Alva, Oklahoma, in 1951, receiving a B.S. Degree in Business Administration, after completing his first 2 ½ years of college at Oklahoma A. & M. (now OSU). While a student at Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater, Oklahoma, he met Corinne Davis, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Davis of Stillwater. Bill and Corinne married on January 31, 1949, and are the parents of three children: James William, Marsha Dawn, and Mark Davis.
He carried on the farming and ranching his father began and also worked in the oil industry. Bill and Corinne were charter members of the Laverne EMTs. He served on the School Board, and was a member of the Laverne United Methodist Church.
He and Corinne (on the advice of his cousin, Max) bought a burned out cabin near Red River, New Mexico, and with the help of family and friends remodeled it. They then hosted family reunions, many friends and the Laverne MYF group for 13 years of ski trips, teaching many youth to ski. He enjoyed traveling, especially with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde W. and Aileen Robertson, and infant brother and sister, and a granddaughter, Sara Brooke Long. He is survived by his wife, Corinne, his children: Jim and Delores Robertson of Mena, Arkansas; Marsha and Steve Cady of Laverne; and Mark and Beverly Robertson of Saipan and Chelan, Washington; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Scott Cady, Charlie Cady, Glen Robertson, Barrett
Robertson, Zachary Robertson, John Ashley and Scott Vaughan.