In Memory

Richard G. Robertson

Richard (Rich) Gene Robertson born April 2, 1943 in Springfield, Illinois to Henry Allen Robertson and Ada Ellen Landreth Robertson died peacefully in his home after an extended illness December 1, 2012. Rich graduated from Lanphier High School in 1961 where he excelled academically, as well as, in baseball.   After graduation he joined the Air Force and served his country from 1961-1965. He returned to Springfield where he began his career in the power plant industry. He relocated to FL in 1980 where he held administrative positions at both Hopkins Power Plant and Purdam. He retired in 2000 after 13yrs with the City of Tallahassee.

Those that had the privilege of knowing Rich knew that he was a 110% kind of man. His love of hunting and fishing was more than just a hobby.  He bred, raised and trained bird dogs for his, and others' pleasure. He was an avid craftsman who received more pleasure giving his creations to others than keeping for himself. If he wasn't in his woodshop then you may find him dancing which is how he met the love of his life, MaryLee Register Robertson.  They were able to share 22years together.

Rich is survived by his wife MaryLee Register Robertson, son, Steven Patrick Robertson (Meredith) of Lake Springfield, Missouri, step children Donia Norman, Tallahassee, Eliza Witmer (Buddy) Tallahassee, Taylor Bulloch of Orlando, MaryGrace Crosby (Craig) Tallahassee and Lee Bulloch of Marianna.  He had 3 grandchildren and 13 step grandchildren. Rich is also survived by his very close and devoted friend of 25yrs, Tim Majors and his wife Andrea, Tallahassee.  Rich was a member of the Valley of Springfield, Ill Scottish Rite/Masonic Order.

Devotion and appreciation for Big Bend Hospice's 2 years of support, professionalism and kindness given to Rich and MaryLee. A special thank you to his nurse, Donya Othling, Support Counselor, Trisha Gainey, Certified Nursing Assistant, Elaine Lynn and dedicated volunteer Mimi Doughit as well as, Dan Davis, MD.

A celebration of life will be held for friends and family at a later date and it is requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to Big Bend Hospice 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32308.



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12/04/12 11:56 AM #1    

Paula Jean King (Eddington)

I was so sorry to read in the paper today of Rich's passing. Rich just lived a block from me sometimes we would walk home from school together. He was a fun guy to talk with sometimes quiet. I lived on North 21 and Rich and Don Redpath lived on N.22nd. I remember the summer before our senior year the three of us were sitting on my front porch talking about wow were going to be seniors and what a year it was! Rest in peace my friend. Its hard to believe they are both gone! Paula King Eddington

12/06/12 08:14 PM #2    

Sharon Lynn Herndon (Hill)

I will always remember Richard as the sweet boy in my class at Ridgely Grade School who wore a baseball cap and always had this big grin on his face. I'm so sorry his last few years were't the easiest, but he is now with God and all his suffering is over at last. Richard will be missed by all his classmates that knew him from Ridgely or Lanphier.......may he rest in peace!!!

                                                   Sharon (Herndon) Hill

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