Obituary Details

Lewis Ford Robertson

October 23, 1934 - July 10, 2017

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Friday, July 14, 2017
Service Time:
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Raleigh Memorial Park
Date:
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Lewis F. Robertson, Jr.
W4GKC


Lewis Ford Robertson Jr., 82, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh from complications of cancer.

He leaves his wife of 45 years, Shirley (Riggs) Robertson; his sister Betty Causey; nieces, Elizabeth Lemons and Sally Causey; nephews, Edward Reynolds and John Causey. Lewis was predeceased by his sister May Reynolds and her daughter Ann.

Born in Charlotte, the son of Lewis Robertson, Sr. and Augusta Rose, Lewis grew up in Frederick, Maryland. After graduating from Frederick High School, he attended UNC / Chapel Hill, graduating with a degree in political science. When the US Army came calling, Lewis was assigned to the Army Language School in Monterey, California. There he completed 12 months of Korean language study, after which he spent 13 months (1958-1959) in Korea as an interpreter. On return to the US, he was employed by the State of NC as a Counselor with the Employment Security Commission. In 1968 he obtained his MED in Psychology and Counseling at NCSU.

Lewis joined the NC Dept. of Correction where for over 26 years, he worked as Psychological Program Manager, Polk Youth Center Diagnostic Director, Eastern Regional Commander, Administrator, and, finally, Central Prison Mental Health Services Director. He retired in 1995 to enjoy his hobbies of astronomy, geology, meteorology, and amateur radio, having become fully licensed at age 16. He also took great pleasure in tutoring adults for whom English is a second language.
A funeral service will held Friday, July 14, with visitation beginning at 12 noon and the service at 1 PM at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC. Graveside burial to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park, Glenwood Avenue at 3:00 PM.
Those who wish, may make donations in Lewis’ memory to White Memorial Presbyterian Church or the Wake County SPCA.
Posted by:
Charles w. Berry
Posted on:
October 19, 2017
Sorry to see the passing of Lewis. He was my boss at Polk Youth Center. Always went to lunch together. Have fond memories of those times. Last communication he informed me was being treated for his illness. Will keep him in my prayers.
Posted by:
Charles B. Thomas
Posted on:
July 18, 2017
For twelve years Lewis and I enjoyed being classmates, first at Parkway Elementary School, then at Elm Street Junior High School, and finally at Frederick High School, Class of 1953. He was bright, kind, considerate, dependable. We shared many fond memories. His mother occasionally served as our substitute teacher, a wonderful lady. And his dear sister May was a friend, as well. During high school year we enjoy many square dances together at FHS. My condolences go to his family and friends. :heart: :pray::pray::pray:
Posted by:
Nevelle Jones
Posted on:
July 13, 2017
So sorry to see that Lewis has left us. Will miss him, but will cherish the memories. Working together, laughing together - just good times through the years. Always appreciated his grasp of the sky, the moon and the stars; radio, all frequencies; and of course psychology, of people and their behaviors. Good man, good friend, sorry to see him go. Nevelle Jones
Posted by:
Judy Johnson Bethune
Posted on:
July 12, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of Lewis Ford Robertson
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Heather
Posted on:
July 12, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of Lewis Ford Robertson
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Funeral

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
View Website

Cemetery

Raleigh Memorial Park
Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC