Mack Warren Robertson
Mack Warren Robertson, 88, of Harpers Ferry, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, while on vacation in Florida with his wife.
Mack (also known as Mr. Honorable Mayor, Judge, Inspector, Sir, Sailor Boy, Monty, Robby, Sparky, Bob, Uncle Mack, Uncle Bob, Grandpa, Grand Dad, Dad) was born May 29, 1926, in Hazel, Oklahoma. He was the son of David Hamilton Robertson and Ruby Elefay McAnally Robertson Wood.
Mack was a veteran of the US Navy, having served during and after World War II on the landing craft infantry gunboat 456 in the South Pacific. After successfully repairing the ship’s navigational gyroscope, he served as an electrician for the remainder of his service before receiving an Honorable Discharge.
In the late 1970s he retired from the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland., having worked 20 years as a Master Electrical Inspector in four local jurisdictions including Washington, D,C.
Vigorous and active within in the community, he served six years as both Mayor and Judge of Bolivar, West Virginia and was member of the American Legion.
Mack was a life-long member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served in many callings of service including Branch President and in 1998, was ordained a High Priest. He was active in the Harpers Ferry Ward.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years Shirley Anne Reed Robertson, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; son Bryan Robertson and wife Judy of Shepherdstown; daughter June Storer and husband Joe of Coral Springs, Florida and four step children: Cindy Bequette and husband Scott of Riverton, Utah; Jennifer Myren and husband Eric of Germantown, Maryland; Gregory Bailey and wife Jennifer of Shepherdstown, West Virginia and Jeffrey Bailey and partner Tobin Ost of Shepherdstown. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years Lida Emm Miller Robertson and son Robert Warren Robertson.
Visitation was held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 343 Carriage Drive, Harpers Ferry. Interment immediately followed the service at Fairview Cemetery, Bolivar
Condolences to the family may be expressed at Macks obituary at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.