Robert Robertson of Bloomington, Indiana passed away at age 67 on May 17 due to complications from heart surgery in Tulsa, OK. Bob was the son of Max Robertson and Phyllis (Taylor) Robertson of Bloomington, IN. Bob had three siblings, Randy Robertson (Libby), Mike Robertson, and Diana Robertson all of Bloomington, IN. Bob was married to E. Darlene (Watkins) Robertson for 46 years and had two children, Richard Robertson (Laura) of Bixby, OK and Rebecca Robertson of Bixby, OK. Bob had 4 grandchildren all born to Richard and Laura (Beets) Robertson of Bixby, OK. Taylor Wright (Jace) of Sperry, OK, and Morgann, Justus, and Raegann Robertson all of Bixby, OK. He also has a great grand baby due in October, Jane Summer Wright.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Max, but survived by all other listed relatives. If you were to ask Bob he has also been preceded in death by the IU basketball program, but he was hopeful for a resurrection soon.
Bob worked for the majority of his career in various capacities for HP Chemical out of Indianapolis, IN and also owned his own janitorial business.
Bob was a longtime member of Tunnel Hill Church and had recently joined Woodlake Church since moving to Oklahoma.
Bob loved his family, truly and deeply. There was no role or responsibility that he treasured more than that of son, brother, uncle, husband, father, and papaw. His greatest role was that of an encourager and cheerleader for his family. He may have known his parents, wife, or children had done wrong in their lives but you wouldn’t ever get him to admit it. Some of the phrases he said most in life were, “you should see how good my little brothers are at that” or “my sister is a little crazy but she sure is talented”. Bob would often sing the praises and accomplishments of his grandkids. In his eyes no one sang like Taylor or was as smart as Morgann. No football player had ever equaled Judd, and no light had ever shined as bright as his little Rae.
He was active in his faith and worked hard for the church in whatever capacity was needed. He was a coach, mentor, and friend to so many. Bob loved to camp and fish, he loved to fellowship with friends and family around a nice meal. He dabbled in the occasional pyramid scheme, he yelled too loud at the TV when IU or the Colts weren’t living up to his expectations, and he did not enjoy losing at cards. In short, he wasn’t perfect but he was perfect for us.
Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 26, 2022 and 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Friday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday at The Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Bridge Cemetery in Unionville.