Charles Albert Robertson was born on October 6, 1938 in Russell County, Ky, and he entered into his eternal rest on May 18, 2020. Our hearts are rejoicing as we know that he has joined his father and mother, Wallace and Gladys Hammond Robertson, his brothers Ernest, Elvis, and Edwin Robertson, and his sister Geraldine Gibbs in eternal peace and gladness.
Charles’ wife of 63 years, Janice Webb Foley Robertson, was his greatest love and the absolute light of his life. To bear witness to Charles’ love for Jan was something extraordinary. He was a devoted father who was a living example of life’s most important values to his two children, Charles Mitchell (Lavenna) Robertson and Victoria Susan (Richard) Shivel. He was an incredibly kind, gentle, and loving grandfather to his two granddaughters, Lindsey Britton (Colby) Westerfield and Logan Nicole Robertson. He will be forever loved and forever missed by these people, his extended family, nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Charles was a resident of Nancy and after 30 years as a furnace operator at the General Electric Glass Plant in Somerset, he retired in 1997. He was a hardworking and generous man, and he deeply enjoyed a long retirement doing exactly what he wanted, which was being at his home with his wife and family. Charles was so fulfilled by sharing a big part of his life with good people like his neighbors and friends at GE. He will be forever known by his family as pure goodness.
Charles was a Christian who so loved his Lord. Before his passing, God gave us the precious gift of two special days after a short hospital stay for Charles to come home and be surrounded by the people he loved most, where we could tell him how good he had been to us, and how much we had always loved him. The family chose cremation and he will one day have final internment with his wife in the Webb Family Cemetery, which he had maintained since 1974, at Webbs Crossroads in Russell County.
If you wish to make a gift in Charles’ memory, please donate to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, or the Nancy Volunteer Fire Department where Charles served his community as one of its earliest members.