He was born Jan. 17, 1928 in Hartford, Ill., the son of John Newton and Minnie Ether (Hester) Robertson.
In June of 1950 he married Joyce Brooks and were later divorced in 1981.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years.
He is survived by two sons, Gregory Allen Robertson of Quilcene, and Gerald E. Robertson of Sunnyside; two daughters, Susan Hornsby of Redding, Calif. and Julie Robertson of Honolulu, Hawaii; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph Douglas, Curtis Wesley, Ellis Edward, Clyde Leslie and John Willard; and sisters, Bertha Estel Ledbetter and June Eileen Richards.
Family inurnment services will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.