James Robertson

James Donald Robertson

Tuesday, June 15th, 1943 - Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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James Donald Robertson, 75 of Davin, WV departed this life December 5, 2018 at his residence.

He was born June 15, 1943 at Davin to the late Lucian and Lillian (Lyle) Robertson. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by: his son, Phillip Lane Robertson; 5 brothers, Paul Odell Robertson, William “Bill” Robertson, Dareld “Junior” Robertson, Vaughn “Pee Wee” Robertson, and Glen Robertson; sister, Ruth Paynter; nephews, Davey Robertson, and Dale Morgan.

James was a US Army Veteran serving from 1962-1968. He was a licensed radio operator, recording artist, and licensed pilot. He was awarded the Key to the City of Salem, IL. He was a member of the Board of Police Commissioners, also at Salem, IL and was the Industrial Crusade Chairman of the American Cancer Society Crusade to Conquer Cancer.

Those left to cherish his memory include: his son, Craig & Raelena Robertson of Matheny; grandchildren, James David Robertson, Cruz Robertson, and Cameron Rine of Matheny; brothers, Rev. Clyde & Phyllis Robertson of Cyclone, Lewis “Mack” Robertson of Davin, Jack & Joyce Robertson of Davin, and David & Darlene Robertson of Smith Mountain Lake, VA; sister, Betty Morgan of Davin; the mother of his children, Gloria Copley Robertson Stafford; 2 special nephews, Paul Robertson and Nicholas Robertson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dignity Hospice of Chapmanville and Dr. Joye Martin of the VA Medical Center, Huntington, WV.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday December 9, 2018 at Akers-James Funeral Home at Logan with Rev. Roland Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Cook Cemetery at Toney Fork.

Friends may call from 12 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday also at the funeral home.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    400 Main Ave.
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 1:00pm
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    400 Main Ave.
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Roland Cook
  • Interment

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 2:00pm
    Cook Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Dorothy Walls Beam

Posted at 09:16am
R.I.P. my dear childhood friend. My heart is heavy, but I know you are in a better place. Prayers for your precious family and a special thanks to Nick and Paul for their caregiving during your most trying times. Peace and love to the Robertson family.

Teresa Paynter Howell

Posted at 06:57pm
My condolences to the Robertson Family. Special thank you to Paul and Nick Robertson for always loving that extra bit more Don needed.

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