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Gordon C. Robertson

Gordon C. Robertson, age 77, died early Christmas morning, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital after an unexpected illness.

Gordon was born October 14, 1941 in Shelby and was a 1959 graduate of Shelby High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1959-1962. Gordon was a truck driver for his career working for several different companies as a part of the Teamster Local 40, retiring in 2002. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Shelby where he had been a former trustee and was always helping in the kitchen for community dinners and events. Gordon himself was an excellent cook and baker and enjoying sharing what he made with others.

As the song goes, Gordon’s wife, Mary Ann, is a little bit country and Gordon’s was a little bit rock and roll. He loved listening to rock and roll music and would play it loudly in his car as soon as Mary Ann was no longer in the passenger seat. Gordon also enjoyed working in his yard and had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross transporting blood.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Hoak) Robertson, whom he married on May 29, 1963. Also surviving is a daughter: Adrianne (Bruce) Metzger of Shelby; a grandson: Cameron Metzger; a step grandson: Mitchell (Katie) Metzger and their family; 3 step sisters: Patricia Witter, Kathleen Knostman, and Dolores (Gene) Leonhardt; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother: Norma Evelyn (Urie) Robertson; his father: Paul Henry Robertson; his son: Ryan Gordon Robertson in 2010, a sister-in-law: Dianne Kegley; and a brother-in-law: Scott W. Hoak.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the PENWELL TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:30 am. Pastor Garland Harvey, Jr. will officiate the services with burial following in Oakland Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Kitchen.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Wilma McKinney says:

    So extremely sorry for your loss. We send our sincere condolences. Don and Wilma

  2. Eddie D Parsons says:

    Mary Ann and family you have my condolences on the loss of Gordon. My prayers are with you.

  3. Bill Roush says:

    I am sorry to hear of his passing. I have known Gordon for years. He will be missed.

  4. Ann Imhoff says:

    Mary Ann and Adrianne
    So very sorry for your loss. I will be here for you no matter what. My love and prayers are with you.r

  5. Linda McCoy says:

    Don and I are so sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. Keeping you and family in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Terry Kocher Bodager says:

    Mary Ann,
    I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Carol Culbertson Allen says:

    Mary Ann,
    There are no words to describe how sad I am that your heart has been broken so deeply again. I am so very sorry and I send you my love, support and prayers, dear friend. May God be with you and comfort you.

  8. Mindy Utz says:

    My condolences to you all during this difficult time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Joann Hipsher says:

    Mary Ann,
    I was saddened to hear the news of Gordon’s passing. He was a wonderful person and so dedicated to his family, church and community. He will be missed. May your many memories help you through this difficult time.
    Joann Hipsher and Family

  10. Sandy Sellers & Lynn Lehman says:

    Mary Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you and your family. Gordon was truly a lovable guy who will be dearly missed.

  11. Janice Alt says:

    My Sincere Condolences to MaryAnn, Adrianne, Bruce & Family.

  12. Jodi SeatonLowery says:

    Dearest Mary Ann, how I recall the wonderful trip you & Gordon made here to Calif. & at our home. You were blessed indeed with a wonderful long marriage. Blessings of love to & prayers for you at this sad time. Much love & continued thoughts,
    Jodi & Bob

  13. Shery Roberts says:

    My heart and prayers are with all of you Gordon will be missed greatly the world is always a better place when someone so kind and giving and always wearing a wonderful smile with a twinkle in his eye a man who loved his family so much how this world will miss him Thanking God to have blessed all of us who knew Gordon for giving each of us that special opportunity Take Care

  14. Jodi Seaton Lowery says:

    Dearest Mary Ann,
    Truly no words to express the sadness at Gordon’s passing so suddenly. We recall with wonderful memories when you & Gordon visited us here in Calif. several years ago. What a long and blessed marriage you had. You remain close in prayers and thoughts Mary Ann please know.
    With all our love,
    Bob & Jodi

  15. Dick and Barb Furr says:

    Mary Ann,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed seeing Gordon at the community meal. God with you and your family. Our prayers and love to you.

  16. robie pena says:

    mary ann, i am very sorry to here about Gordon. he was avery nice person.

  17. Paul Patton says:

    Gordon was a great guy..! My sincerest condolences to the Robertson family.

  18. Cheryl Schumacher says:

    Mary Ann , I have many fond memories of cooking with Gordon. He and I exchanged many recipes over the years. He was truly a wonderful man. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss his special brand of humor and his love of cooking.

  19. Lynda Blair Glover says:

    Dear Mary Ann,
    I’m so sadden to hear of Gordon passing. I have many fond memories growing up around y’all. May God give you strength during this time. My condolences & prayers for you & your family.
    Lynda Blair Glover

  20. Cindy Miller says:

    So very sorry to hear about your Dad, Adrianne. He will live on in your sweet self and the kindness you share daily. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Praying for strength and peace.

  21. Linda Regel says:

    Mary Ann and family, words cannot express the sadness of your loss. You know David and I are holding you in our prayers.

  22. Jim and Becki Watson says:

    Mary Ann and family,
    We extend our deepest sympathies to you all. Gordon was a caring and wonderful man. We were shocked when we heard. We will keep you in prayer.
    Love, Jim and Becki

  23. Terry & Nancy Hamnan says:

    Mary Ann & Family
    We are so sad to hear of the loss of Gordon. You are in our thoughts and prayers and have our Deepest Sympathy.

  24. Amber Micka says:

    My condolences to the family for your loss of Mr. Robertson. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15



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