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Ross Robertson, Jr.

August 28, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, August 1, 1930
Died: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:30am
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Spring Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Ross Robertson, Jr.

Ross L Robertson Jr. was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Weatherford, son of the late Ross Lafayette Robertson Sr. and Golden Tabor Robertson. At a young age, Ross served as the unofficial mascot of the fire department and got the nickname "Rooster", which stuck with him the rest of his life. Living near the fire station, his father tasked him with waking the firemen in the morning. When old enough he signed on to be a volunteer fireman, a service he continued until 1985.

In 1951, he started work for the City of Weatherford. Over the next four decades he worked as a police dispatcher, fireman, building inspector, city warehouse manager, and finally as the city's purchasing agent. He retired in 1991 after 40 years of service to the city and residents of Weatherford.

Ross was preceded in death by his mother, Golden, and father and former Chief of Police, Ross L. Robertson Sr.

Survivors: Wife of 62 years, Mary Messimer Robertson of Weatherford; son, Jerry Robertson of Bedford; daughter, Debbie Vaughan and husband, Dean, of Weatherford; grandsons, Alex Robertson of Dallas, Shawn Robertson of Euless, and Jason Vaughan of Annapolis, Md.; sister, Virginia Freeman of Watonsville, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Thelma Messimer, Mary Lou Messimer, and Dora Mae Messimer, all of Weatherford; family friends, Suzanne Tandy and Katherine Towson; and many nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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