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James (Jim) J. Robertson

Memorial service for James (Jim) J. Robertson will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church, 715 SW H Ave., Lawton. Jim passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at his home in Lawton.

Jim was born in Sapporo, Japan, in May 1949, to Maj. Oliver W. (O.W.) Robertson Sr. and Edith Marie (LeBlanc) Robertson. As a member of a military family, Jim spent his early years in various places, including Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Panama.

His family moved to Lawton/Fort Sill in 1956, where he attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, Westwood Elementary, Tomlinson Junior High and Eisenhower Senior High, graduating in 1967. He attended Cameron University before being drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in 1968. He was stationed in Florida in Hercules Missile air defense before transferring to the Honor Guard at Homestead Air Force Base. He later transferred to a Vulcan cannon group at Fort Bliss, Texas. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Expert Rifle commendation. He was honorably discharged in 1972 with the rank of Specialist E5.

Jim married Ina (Liz) Sevier of Lawton in 1970. Together they had two daughters, Christienne (Christy) and Chelsea.

Jim continued his education at Cameron earning a B.S. degree in science and a state teaching certificate in 1977. He worked for the City of Lawton and for Fort Sill’s Environmental Division, running the Fort Sill Water Quality Lab, building it into a top-rated facility. He retired in 2006.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Liz of the home; daughters Christy McPherson and her husband Matt of Fate, Texas; Chelsea Julian and her husband Jared of Blanchard; his sister Priscilla Yoast and her husband Jack of Lawton; his brother Oliver William (Bill) Robertson Jr.; and his best friend Destiny Thomas of Vidalia, Ga.; grandsons Cameron and Maxwell McPherson and Isaac Julian, one nephew and three nieces and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the charity of their choice in memory of James (Jim) J. Robertson.

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