Harold "Robby" Wayne Robertson, 88, a longtime Miami resident and businessman, passed away at Integris Miami Hospital on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born on his family’s farm on February 10, 1931 in Vinita, Oklahoma to Samuel Wade and Harriet Ann (Shaw) Robertson. He was in the military during World War II and earned his Associates Degree from NEO A&M College where he met the love of his life, Betty. They were blessed with two children, over 68 years of marriage, and achieved abundant prosperity and joy in the home they built together as proud Oklahomans. Throughout his life, Robby was known for his tenacious hard work, a tireless jack of all trades. Roles he took on included his management of a ranching operation for many years, working for BF Goodrich, the US Postal Service as a carrier and then a clerk, and eventually developing and owning the Miami real estate company, Robertson Realty, as well as holding the honor of their farm being the first in Miami to have an electric dairy operation. For decades, Robby was actively involved in many organizations- his memberships included the board at REC in Vinita, a 32nd degree Mason in Tulsa’s Scottish Rite of Masonry, the Rotary Club, the VFW, and he and his wife were members at First United Methodist Church in Miami.
Mr. Robertson was preceded in passing by his parents, Samuel and Harriet Robertson, son Stanley Wayne Robertson, his sisters: Alice Robertson, Martha Burnette, Betty Hubbard, Wilma Robertson and Ruth Lester, and his brothers: Ed, Charles, Bill, Jim and Thurman Robertson. He is survived by his wife Betty Joy (Witte) Robertson, daughter Emily Ruthann Logan and her husband Greg, his grandchildren Darcy Allred and Cray Allred, and his great grandchildren Lydia and Charlotte Allred.
Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Miami.
Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Miami.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Mr. Robertson's Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.