John D. Robertson was born January 10, 1943 in Heiberger, Alabama to Reverend John and Maggie (Tubbs) Robertson. He was called home Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Parkview Hospital.
John D, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, accepted Christ at an early age. He was a proud member of Parkview Church of God in Christ, which later became Evangelistic Center Church of God in Christ, where he was a deacon under the leadership of Chester and Clifton Townsend. John was united in holy matrimony to Clarine (Hopkins) Robertson on July 18, 1964 and of this union five children were born. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend.
He was employed by The Fort Wayne Foundry Corporation where he retired after forty-two years. He was also a mechanic, he loved working on cars, along with playing his "numbers" and watching his shows.
John leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty-six, Clarine, four daughters; Pamela (James), Anne (Tony) of Fort Wayne, Sandra of Indianapolis, Indiana, Davonna of Florida, one son Reggie of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a goddaughter, Terra of Florida, two sisters; Pauline Robertson of Cottondale, Alabama and Sue Ellen Ruff of Fort Wayne, Indiana. A special brother-in-law; Robbie Hopkins of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a special cousin; Charlotte Weemes of Fort Wayne, Indiana, ten grandchildren whom he adored, Brittany (Donta), Asya (Josh), Jaylen K. Butz, Demarco (Alisha), Ciara of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Shaquayla (Teddy) of Philadelphia, James of Elkhart, Trevon (Passion), Dayshawn and Jaylen of Florida. a special nephew, Michael Robertson of Fort Wayne, Indiana, special nieces Connie (John) and Gwen of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Vicki of Alabama, eight great-grandchildren with Baby TJ arriving in May, and a host of other relatives and friends.
John D was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Annie Lou Robertson and Williodene Tubbs, and his best friends, Charlie Bennett, Emmitt Stewart, and Mr. Bobby.
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