Guy Marvin Robertson left a legacy of hard work and good humor when he departed this life on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the age of 83. He was a warrior to the end, surrounded by family and holding hands with his sister when he took his last breath in Madison, Mississippi. He was a husband, gardener, electrician and baseball coach. He was called "Daddy", "Granddaddy" and "Pa Paw." He knew few strangers. He always hustled. He loved to laugh.
Guy was born January 23, 1930 in Carroll County, Mississippi to the late Lee Vardaman and Mamie (Acy) Robertson. His wife of forty-nine (49) years, Joyce Robertson, survives him. He left three sons, Scotty Robertson of Orlando, Florida, Keith Robertson of Tupelo and Craig Robertson of Madison. He took incredible pride in his eleven (11) grandchildren and seven (7) great-grandchildren. He leaves behind brothers, L.V. Robertson Jr. of Greenwood and Albert Robertson of Brandon, and sisters, Arcola Elliott of West Point and Loretta Acy of Coila.
He was reunited in heaven with his sons, Mike Robertson and James McNaughton, and daughter, Dianne Choate. He is also drinking sweet tea and walking through God's gardens with his brother, Lee Lawson "Bud" Robertson, and sister, Juanita Robertson Daves. He lived selflessly with unconditional love, poise and grace. He gave until he had nothing left but his smile and the twinkle in his hazel eyes.
Guy was an enlisted member of the United States Navy and served his country in the Korean War. He worked most of his life as an IBEW Local 480 master electrician and was a long time member of Oak Forest Baptist Church in South Jackson and later Pinelake Church in Brandon. He treasured the cabin in Carroll County he built with his sons and many friends. He got excited about crappie fishing, dove hunting and dirt bikes. He walked with Jesus. He was a regular volunteer. He was a man's man.
Visitation will be held at Wright & Ferguson Funeral home located at 1161 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland, Mississippi from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, August 2, 2013. Friends and family are also asked to join in the celebration of his journey at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Coila, Mississippi where he will be laid to rest on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
To further honor Guy's life, tax deductible donations may be made to the non-profit adoption agency and orphan care ministry co-founded by his son and daughter-in-law, 200 Million Flowers, Inc., 128 North Maple Street, Suite A, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157, www.200millionflowers.org.
Please note "In Memory of Guy Robertson."