James Russell Robertson Sr., 73, of Macclenny died on January 14, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville with family by his side. He was born in Plant City, Florida on January 13, 1940 to the late Fayette Robertson and Della Mae Sweat Robertson. Russell lived in Macclenny since 1972 after moving from Plant City. He was a Baptist who enjoyed wrestling, fishing and storytelling. Russell was very friendly and he never met a stranger. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy and retired as a truck driver after years of dedicated service at Davis Express of Bradford County. He loved his family and enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his parents, brother Joseph Leroy Johns and great-grandson Austin Eugene Scott.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bonnie Jean Benjamin Robertson of Macclenny; children James Russell “Rusty” (Jacquelin) Robertson Jr. of Panama City, FL, Cindy (Doug) Scott, Cheryl Robertson-Lewis and Scott Robertson, all of Macclenny; sister Della “Fay” (Greg) Lenway of Jacksonville; grandchildren Chris Scott, Nikki Robertson, Trey Scott, Troy Scott, John Robertson, Heather Scott, Chelsey Robertson, Jennifer Bradshaw and Roy Martin; 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 17 at noon at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.