Robertson, George Earl

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June 21, 1926 - April 27, 2018

Robertson, George Earl

George Earl Robertson passed away Friday, April 27, 2018, at home in Carrollton, Texas at the age of 91.

He was born June 21, 1926, in Mathis, Texas, to George Walter and Rachel Ozella Piper Robertson.  He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Walter; and his eight siblings: Dick, Nell, Rose, Leldon Deeka, Ima Ruth, Jack, Freddie and Hazel.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Robertson, after being married for 68 years.  He is also survived by his son, James Robertson and his wife, Shari; his son, Kyle Robertson; and his grandchildren – Aimee Morgan, Chad Robertson, Campbell  Robertson, Walter Robertson and John Robertson.

George served in the United States Army during World War II as a radio operator, where he spent time in the European war theatre and received the Victory WWII and Occupation Medals. George returned to Texas and graduated from Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College in San Marcos, Texas (now Texas State University).  While in college, George met the love of his life, Betty Lou Campbell.  George and Betty were married February 12, 1950.  George and Betty settled and began raising their family in Kerrville, TX and later returning to San Marcos, Texas. George and Betty cherished the Texas Hill country.   George owned several businesses including an accounting and tax practice in Kerrville and San Marcos.  In 1979, George and Betty relocated to Abilene, Texas.   In 1982, they settled in Arlington, Texas where George operated an accounting practice.  He served as an early member and board member of the National Society of Tax Professionals being awarded the NSTP Distinguished Service Award in 1996.  George was an active Kiwanis member during most of his business career.

Adored by his children and grandchildren, he is remembered for his love of family. George and Betty maintained close friendships with many in their church and in their supper clubs over the years.  George and Betty were very active members of the local Southern Baptist church wherever they lived, and George served as a deacon in a number of these congregations.  In the late 1980’s, George and Betty joined Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Ft. Worth and were very active in their Sunday school class.  George loved the Lord and will be remembered for his strong faith.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth at 800 W. Berry Street.  Graveside services, with military honoars, will be held on Friday, May 4th at 9:00 a.m. at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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