December 17, 2013

Larry E. Robertson


---- — GALVESTON — Larry E. Robertson, 71, Galveston, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Community Howard Regional Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Fort Wayne, to Loren E. “Gene” and Frances A. (Carver) Robertson. On Jan. 21, 1961, he married Janice Bookmiller Robertson, who survives.

Larry retired from Delco Electronics after 33 years in supervision. He was a 1960 graduate of Galveston High School, 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Galveston Masonic Lodge F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley, Indianapolis. Member of the Logansport Elks Lodge and had served on the Galveston Town Board, Galveston Cemetery Board and had attended First Baptist Church in Galveston.

Survivors include his wife, Janice, Galveston; daughter, Laria Smith and companion Jamie Jackson, Galveston; son, Jeff and wife Lisa Robertson, New Palestine; daughter, Lanae and husband Troy Sheppard, Galveston; eight grandchildren, Alisha and Kelsie Smith, Jenna, Jack, Jason and Janelle Robertson, Acia Thomas/Holland, and Sarah Sheppard; one great-granddaughter, Isabella Sheppard; brother, Jerry and wife Jane Robertson, Galveston; and mother-in-law, Callie Bookmiller, also of Galveston.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Clarence Bookmiller.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lance Washington and staff, Dr. Doug Blacklidge and staff and Dr. Clifford Evans and staff also to Fairmont Rehabilitation Center and Community Howard Regional Hospital for their care of Larry.

A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with the Rev. Joel Surface and the Rev. Warren Purcell officiating. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, also at the funeral home. Masonic services will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Masonic Home, 690 State St., Franklin, IN 46131.

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Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston assisted the family with arrangements.