Robert "Lavaughn" Robertson
Robert “Lavaughn” Robertson, 75, of Florence, Ala., died Friday, November 3, 2017. His first visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Florence. His memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. A second visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Rector First Baptist Church in Rector, Ark. His memorial service will immediately follow at 2.
Mr. Robertson was a native of Rector, and a standout for RHS. Later, he was the basketball coach of Lyon College, where he is a member of the Hall of Fame. He was the founder and member of the Rector High School Sports Hall of Fame, where he was president for many years. He also still holds many RHS school records. He was a member of the high school 4H Club, FFA, and Student Government. He was the director for the Special Olympics for the state of Arkansas. He was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. He was a member of Central Heights Civitans and was a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Allie (Jones) Robertson; his brothers, W.C. and Dennis Robertson; and sisters, Lucille McIntosh and Lottie Benson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Rosemary Box-Robertson; sons, Rob Robertson and Russell Lynn Robertson; bonus sons, Danny Dover and Shawn Dover; grandchildren, Zach Robertson; eigh bonus grandchildren and four bonus great grandsons; sisters, Glenda VanGoethem and Louise Hill; the mother of his children, Betty Drewry Robertson; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.
The family requests no flowers, but instead request donations to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Project 311, 2705 County Road 222, Florence, Ala., 35633 or to Rector High School Sports Hall of Fame, 1703 Loberg Lane, Jonesboro, Ark., 72401-4670.
The family extends a special thanks to Kindred Hospice, Dr. Dina Jannun and Dr. Ferrin Bayles for their loving care.
An online guest book is available at morrisonfuneralhomes.com