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Gary David Robertson


With our deepest sadness we have lost our dear husband, father, G-Daddy and the foundation of our family. He is leaving behind an everlasting legacy of his rock-solid faith, patience and sincere compassion to all who knew him. His numerous passions and hobbies including woodworking, golf and tennis will be carried on by his family and also by all of those he considered family. Undoubtedly, Gary was the most loving husband, the best dad and the greatest G-Daddy and we are lucky our lives were shaped and molded by him.
Mr. Gary David Robertson, 73, passed away February 18, 2021. The son of the late Roy A. & Kathleen Robertson, Gary was born on September 20, 1947, in Washington County, TN.
Gary co-owned Valley Equipment Company and retired after 55 years of loyal service. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve and a member of Central Baptist Church for 47 years.
Gary is survived by his wife, Sherry McKinney Robertson, son, David Brandon Robertson of Nashville, TN, daughter, Whitney Crawford and son-in-law Matthew of Celebration, FL, three grandchildren, Lily, Liam and Lincoln Crawford, sister, Lynda Newman of Jonesborough, sister-in-law, Judith Robertson, of Jonesborough, several nieces and nephews, and “The McKinney Clan”- Brenda, Steve, Tammy, Kay, Larry, John and all their spouses and children.
Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Lee Robertson, and brother-in-law, Dexter Newman.
To the employees of Valley Equipment, the Barn Tennis buddies, his “PFAFF Mafia”, and to Tom & Jean DeBord and Howie & Rebecca Alexander, thank you for the many years of friendship we have shared.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Diaz and the third-floor ICU nursing staff at Franklin Woods Hospital, and also to Dr. Denise Sibley, for the wonderful care they provided for Gary.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Illuminate Church " The Promise of Home.
Illuminate Church " The Promise of Home
In Memory of Gary Robertson
52 Riley Road #334
Celebration, Florida 34747

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Pat Bond
Sherry, I am so saddened and sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
David Patrick
Sherry; I am sorry to hear about Gary's passing. As I write this searching for words to say integerity comes to mind. I think he was a man with integrity in all areas of his life. I have lots of memories but the first that comes to mind was an image of you and Gary riding the motorcycle passing by my home, you on the back with your long blond hair flowing in the wind. We will have you and your family in our prayers.
Gary and Theresa Breedlove
We were shocked to hear of Gary's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. We are holding you all in our prayers at this time. I had great respect for him and he will be remembered as a quiet leader and a fine human being. RIP...
Jerry Story
Sherry and Family, Nancy and I want you to know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. We both have wonderful memories of you and Gary. God has gained another great warrior in His army. Please let us know if there is anything you need. Love to all, Jerry
Ted Lindsay
Sherry... Rhonda and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Gary’s passing. We didn’t realize he had been sick... he was always so healthy and vibrant. You two will always have a special place in our hearts as we remember how we met in your Sunday School class at Central Baptist. Gary was such a fine example of a fine Christian man and how we should walk with the Lord. Kind, compassionate and caring. Our prayers go out to you Sherry and your family as you grieve Gary’s loss. How joyous will it be, however, when we shall see him again in Jesus presence! Rhonda and I send our love.
Mark and Kathy Shelton
Please accept our sincere condolences. We are keeping each of you in our prayers during this most difficult time. With love & sympathy, Mark & Kathy Shelton.
Mary Jo and Brad Dalton Midlothian, VA
Sherry, Please accept our sincere condolences. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We have fond memories of Gary as a wonderful Christian man!
Julia Ranney
Dear Sherry and family my heart breaks for you knowing what you’re going through. Gary went home to be with the Lord exactly one month after Robert. My prayers and thoughts Are with you. Robert appreciated all the help Gary gave him in the past. As our hearts ache I know they are enjoying heaven waiting for us.
Eva Garst
Sherry, I am so sorry you lost a dear husband and a dear friend. I always thought Gary was a special person. I would have come by the funeral home but had a very bad reaction to the COVID shot. Not over it yet. May God be with you in the coming days.
Susan D Justice
Sherry, I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. All my memories of Gary are of his soft spoken nature, his tender smile and kind heart. I will be lifting you and your family in prayers.
Dan and Becky Cross
Dan and I were so shocked and saddened to learn of Gary's passing. We just want you to know that we care and are so sorry that you have lost such an important and special person in your lives. You will be in our prayers.
Peggy Lanzon
Sherry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for God to comfort you both now and the days ahead. In His Love, Peggy Lanzon
Juanita Miles
Sherry, so sorry to hear this. Keeping you and your family in it prayers
Freda and Louis Goodwin
Dear Sherry, We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. We'll always remember him as the best sewing machine technician ever. We pray that you will be sustained by family and friends during this difficult time. And that you will always hold on to the good times. With Love, Freda and Louis
Joe Royston
I haven't seen Gary in about 45 years, but I remember his kindness. He was truly a fine decent human being. Rest in Peace.
June Seaton
Oh Sherry I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. You were the cutest little team! I never ever see you but think of you often & send to you my love & prayers! Huggggsssss to you & your family.
Whitney Boyd
My deepest condolences to the entire family. My thoughts are with you guys.
Gail Spain Darbutt
My heart and prayers goes to you Sherry, Micheal and Whitney and all family. Praying for you comfort during this season of life. Hugs
So sorry to hear about Gary. Kevin gave me a call and I was stunned to hear the news. I didn’t even know he had been sick. Gary was a well liked and respected member of the Robertson family. Gary was a swell guy and every time I came to Valley he would give me a holler and ask how things were going. Our heart felt condolences go out to the friends and family of Gary. He will be missed by many but forgotten by none. May the Lord bless you all now and forever, Wassan and Vickie Broyles.
Gail Miller Bannister
Gary was a high school friend. The man you’ve described is the boy I remember. Sad for you as you grieve his earthly passing.
Mary Southerland
I am so saddened to hear about Gary. Prayers for you and your family.
Walters Family
With thoughts and prayers from the Walters family.
Dan & Susan Widener
We want to extend our prayers to Sherry, David & Whitney & families. Gary was a great man and will be a great loss to our community. God’s peace & grace be with you at this time. As much as we would like to attend we are still trying to stay out of the general population. Love & peace. Dan & Susan Widener
Ed Holmes, Texas
Lynda---So sorry to hear of this of Gary. I often reflect back on you, Lee, and Gary and the times of growing up together. Was the best of times. Take care Lynda.
Mike & Donna Chaudron
Sherry, My Whitney & David, We are so sorry to hear about Gary. Our hearts are very heavy. Know you are all loved and thought of during this time. Much love, Donna & Mike (Houston, TX)
Larry Barr
So sorry to hear about your loss. Let God be your strength at this time. I am keeping the family in my prayers.
Michael & Carolyn Walsh
We have had the extreme pleasure of knowing Gary. His passing will leave a great void in our community and sorrow in our hearts. Our sincere condolences to Sherry, David, Whitney and the grandchildren and we pray for your strength during this time.