Obituary: Dr. Robert Robertson, ADA Member for 62 Years

by Billy Tarpley on July 28, 2020

Dr. Robert J. “Doc” Robertson, 87, a resident of Ratcliff, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020, at his home.

He was born June 19, 1932, in Saline County to the late Lester Lee and Dola R. (Weaver) Robertson. Dr. Robertson married Martha (Campbell) Robertson on December 31, 1973, at Conway. He graduated from the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree. He spent his working years as a dentist in his own private practice in Paris for 27 years. Dr. Robertson was a member of several professional and civic groups including the American Dental Association, Arkansas Dental Association, National Rifle Association, Kiwanis Club of Paris, Northwest Dental District Association, Dentists for Foreign Service, River Valley Primary Care Services board member, Little Creek Golf Course in Ratcliff founding member, Paris Boys Girls Club founding board member, Community Outreach Service board member from 1994- 1995 and the founder of the Logan County Duck Unlimited. In his spare time Dr. Robertson enjoyed golfing, scuba diving, fishing, wood carving, volunteer dental services and he was a licensed sea captain.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Darnell and Evelyn Alder.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Martha Robertson of Ratcliff; a son, Robert Robertson, Jr. of Ozark; a daughter, Pam Wehner and husband, Ron of Lebanon, Missouri; two grandsons, Jason Wehner and wife, Melissa of Lebanon and Aaron Wehner and wife, Leslie, all of Lebanon, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Payton, Parker and Kerstynn and his nieces and nephews, Debbie, Randy and Terry Alder and Margaret Lancaster.

The family would like to express to our extended family Doc’s loving caregivers blessings and appreciation.

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