William D. Robertson Jr.


Mr. William Doyle “Bill” Robertson Jr., 71, loving husband of Betty Dean Robertson, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020, at his home on Tangier Island. Born April 1, 1949, in Richmond, Va., he was the son of the late William Doyle Robertson Sr. and the late Frances Whittaker Robertson.

Bill worked for Phillip Morris Company in Richmond, retiring after 34 years of dedicated service. Throughout his life, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and later became a licensed taxidermist. Bill loved music and was a talented songwriter and poet. As a devout Christian, Bill loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Swain Memorial United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his sons, Anthony Robertson and his friend, Barbara, Robert “Bobby” Robertson and his wife, Julie, and Andrew Scott “Scottie” Robertson; sisters, Joyce Ann Cooke, Susan Dowdy, and Sally Cole; grandchildren, Ashley, Amara, Brandon, Christopher, Anthony Jr., Angela, and Christina; great-grandchildren, Jasper, Paige, and Allison; stepchildren, Marlene McCready, MaryBeth Dise, and Dean Dise; step-grandchildren, Aaron, Ryan, Deana, and Gregory; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Swain Memorial United Methodist Church Friday, June 19, 2020, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Charles W. Parks III officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Swain Memorial UMC, P.O. Box 199, Tangier, VA  23440.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements by the Williams Funeral Homes, Onancock and Parksley.

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