January 12, 1947 - April 28, 2019
Allen 'Terrell' Robertson, age 72, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his home in Iola, Texas. He was born on January 12, 1947 in Bryan, Texas. He was a long-time resident of Iola, Texas where he lived with his wife of 32 years Patricia Ann Robertson.
After graduating from high school, Terrell enlisted in the Air Force in 1966. He served his country proudly in the Vietnam war from 1966-1969. Terrell was a printer by trade and worked for 30 years in that industry before he retired.
Terrell is preceded in death by his mother, Eddie "Lillian" Gilmore Robertson, father Malron Banks Robertson and sister, Candace "Candy" Robertson Lowe. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Robertson and six children; Natalie Welch and husband Brad of Austin, Stephanie Nichols and husband Jeremy of Bryan, Terrell Robertson and wife Starla of Bryan, Carrie Sharp of Leesville, LA, April Stemm and husband Robert of Jacksonville, TX and Ashley Lanik of College Station. Grandchildren: Kalyn Robertson, Dustyn Welch, Brad Welch, Aiden Welch, Payden Robertson, Daven Robertson, Carlie Robertson, Lori Robertson, Skyla Robertson, Abigail Tran, Casey Sharp, Donovan Sharp, Andrew Staley, Brianna Staley, Tristan Hemphill, Arianna Castaneda and Ashton Castaneda. Great Grandchildren: Wyatt Welch, Avery Clem, Caden Hayes and Caleb Hayes. Terrell is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Terrell lived life on his own terms as anyone who knew him can testify. But that being said, nothing was more important that his wife, and love of his life, Patricia, family and friends. When he wasn't working, he was doing something with wife and/or family out at his home place. Time with his grandchildren was very important to him as he spent as much time as he could with them. His parents taught him the importance of spending time with family. He loved to teach anyone who wanted to learn about hunting and fishing. His stories about hunting and fishing on the family deer lease were endless. Terrell was also the family historian, with his wife Trish's help. Family history was very important to him and he had a strong need to share that history with his family – so it could live on.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning at Memorial Funeral Chapel with graveside services to follow at Cross Cemetery in Cross, Texas. Pallbearers are Larry Matus, Doyle Robertson, Tommy Parker, Moon Pointer, Calistro Veracruze, Jim Coyle, Roger Nichols and David Shelfer. Lester Gilmore and Rusty Hudson will be officiating the funeral ceremony.
The family wants to say a special thanks to the Hospice organization and all the help and support provided.