William Robetson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GLOSTER — Services for William Landis “Chickenfoot” Robertson, 72, of Natchez, who died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Howington officiating.
Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery in the Homochitto Community under the direction of Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Robertson was born March 1, 1937, in Smithdale, the son of William “Bill” Robertson and Nettie May Robertson. He was retired after 39 years of service from Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company and Fidelity Tire Company, both in Natchez.
He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Alice Montgomery; one brother, Kenneth Robertson; and stepfather, Robert Cranfield.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Robertson; four daughters, Melissa Smith of Ferriday, Sonya Robertson, Tonya Robertson and Tosha Robertson, all of Sibley; one son, Mike Robertson of Ridgecrest; three grandchildren, Josh Smith and wife, Miranda, Layla Felter and Demerion Robertson; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Clayton Smith; his mother; one half-sister, Anita Cranfield; one half-brother, Tommy Cranfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Arlen Hodges, Russell Brown, Charlie Vess, Norman Jenkins, Bobby Dawson and Waymon Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be E.R. Jackson, Doug Felter, Sam Ferry and Cecil Ates.
“Our beloved has left us to go home to Jesus. He died after a long illness of leukemia. He will be missed in our hearts always. He was a wonderful husband and father. He never met a stranger and he loved people. He was the most humorous person one could have known. He enjoyed making people laugh. He was devoted to his family. He was an outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He believed in helping people from the kindness of his heart. He was well liked by all of his friends.”

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