Jimmy Ray Robertson was born August 29, 1941, in Lenapah, Oklahoma, to Thomas Alexander and Pearl (Davis) Robertson. He died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at his home in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 74 years. Jimmy was reared and educated in Lenapah and graduated with the Lenapah High School Class of 1959. He graduated from the University of Tulsa earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1968 by working full time and attending nine years of night school. He married Kathryn Stritzke on August 9, 1960, in Delaware, Oklahoma. They have made their home in Owasso, Oklahoma, since 1975. Jimmy attended the Bible Church of Owasso and was a longtime member of Owasso SERTOMA and the Oklahoma Wreckers Owners Association. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes including bird hunting, flying, drinking tea at Goldies and visiting with people. Most important to him was spending time with his family.
Loving family members include:
His wife of over 55 years; Kathy, of the home
Daughter; Shelly Robinson and husband Kip, of Owasso
Son; Mike Robertson and wife Julie, of Owasso
Briana Harper and husband Jeff, of Owasso
Bryce Robinson and wife Alicia, of Owasso
Brittany Robinson and fiancé Matt Willison, of Edmond, Oklahoma
Mikaiala Robertson, of Austin, Texas
Dalton Robertson, of Owasso
Great grandson; Drake Harper, and a second great grandchild due in mid-May.
Susie Fair, all of Wichita, Kansas
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Martin Robertson and Thomas Robertson.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Owasso with Pastor Ted Johnson of Owasso Bible Church officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be David Carr, Mike Fitzpatrick, Ron Lawrence, Jeff Stilwell, Tom Montgomery, and George Brown. Honorary casket bearers will be Ray Roberts, Tom Hall, Bill Williams, Lee Deboer, Harvey Bauman, Tom Schick, Bud Pruitt, Gerald Johns, Chuck Duffy and Jimmy Lavendusky. Committal service and interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Talala, Oklahoma. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Owasso SERTOMA, Attn: Education Fund, P.O. Box 381, Owasso, Oklahoma 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
RIP, Jimmy. You worked hard for your family and industry. Thanks for all the help, support and advice you shared freely and without reservation over the years. You are a good friend. We’ll miss you. – CP
— Chris Puckett, Sunday – May 1, 2016
Rest in Peace Jimmy.
— Cory Gibbs, Sunday – May 1, 2016
Rest in Peace dear friend. God bless you and your family. Love and respect from the Farrington Towing Family. 💔
— Tom Hall, Sunday – May 1, 2016
We are still in shock over losing you. This world became a little darker when you passed, but we know Heaven is rejoicing because you’re back home. It was a pleasure knowing you and working for you. You treated us as family and that my friend, meant the world to us. They say you never know what you have until it’s gone. Well, in your case they’re wrong. We know what we had with you; Love, respect, kindness, and we will miss you more than words can say. Rest in peace my friend. We love you and will miss you. Until we meet again, rest in peace my friend.
— Ron and Vickey Maroon, Sunday – May 1, 2016
A great man. Glad I had the pleasure of having you in my life. God’s hand on the family
— brenda hediger, Monday – May 2, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a wonderful customer and always made us laugh. He will be missed very much!
— Lindsay Neal, Monday – May 2, 2016
Rest in peace my friend. I was honored and privileged to know you. Thank you for helping me learn the industry and for your continued support and encouragement.
— Thomas Montgomery , Monday – May 2, 2016
May Jimmy rest in peace. Prayers for all of the family and may you find comfort and peace in the memories you have shared. Jimmy was always happy and friendly every time I would see him and always available to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by many and by me.
— Traci Millea, Monday – May 2, 2016
It was always a delight to sit and discuss everything that is going on in this crazy world. May God bless your family with comfort during this time of sorrow. You will surely be missed by many. It was an honor to know you.
— Cindee Treat, Monday – May 2, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to you. Know he will be missed.
The Miano Family
— Joe & Rosemary Miano, Monday – May 2, 2016
We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
— Dan & Marna Salts, Monday – May 2, 2016
Jimmy, was one of the most amazing men, I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is a “dying” breed; They don’t make them like him anymore; A man with compassion and empathy, for his fellow man. It’s not what can you,do for me, but what can I, do for you. A man who could make your day brighter just by smiling. A man who knew what true vows meant and family values. A man who touched more lives than he will ever know, just by having the pleasure of knowing him. A man who could tell the same “corny” joke, over and over, and you didn’t care, you laughed anyways. Jimmy Robertson, we love you and will miss you. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace, Sir.
— Vickey Maroon, Tuesday – May 3, 2016
Our prayers are with the family. Jimmy was a tireless leader for our industry and a friend to all he will be missed. Randy Post and Crew Dunlap Wrecker
— Randy Post, Tuesday – May 3, 2016
Rest in peace. You made a good difference in the industry and a great family man
— Virgil Bonham. DPS, Tuesday – May 3, 2016
Heaven has gain another Angel! Jimmy loved life and was an awesome friend to many. We sold lots of fund raising tickets for Sertoma and enjoyed every minute with him. He will be greatly missed. Jimmy was an awesome, caring person and the list could go on.
— Billie Fulbright, Wednesday – May 4, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Monday – May 2, 2016
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Baptist Church
13307 East 96th Street North
Owasso, OK 74055
Tuesday – May 3, 2016
Tuesday – May 3, 2016
Donations may be made in memory of Jimmy to:
ATTN: Education Fund
P. O. Box 381
Owasso, OK 74055