- Ada, Oklahoma


May 9, 2008

5-9-08 obituaries


ADA — Services for Courtney Robertson, 84, Ada, are 2 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Revs. Dean Stone and Jeff Sloan will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery.

Mr. Robertson died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1924, at Ada to T.A. and Gertie Davis Robertson.

He attended Wilson school and graduated from Vanoss High School. Mr. Robertson retired from Oklahoma State Board of Affairs. He worked in the maintenance department at East Central University for 15 years, and was a building superintendent for the Abbott-Miller Health and Social Service Center for 14 years. Previously, he owned and operated Robertson Refrigeration. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and had served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army with the 9th Airborne in England, France, and Germany.

He married Jessie Mae Turner on Sept. 11, 1943, at Ada.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Mae, of the home; a daughter, Joyce Collings and husband Larry, Ada; two sons, Gerald Robertson, Houston, Texas, and Larry Robertson and wife Patty, Ada; grandchildren, Donald Collings, Denver, Colo., Kim Collings, Norman, Steven Shipman and wife Alice, Charlottesville, Va, Julie Robertson, Houston, Texas, Brenna Robertson, San Antonio, Texas, Chad Robertson and wife Lindsey, Norman, and Elliott Alberson, Ada; a great grandson, Chalin Robertson, Norman; and a sister, Irene Chilcoat, Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, George Robertson; a sister, Thelma Adams; and daughter-in-law, Charlotte Robertson.

Bearers will be Chad Robertson, Elliott Alberson, Steven Shipman, John Turner, Perry Turner, Donald Collings, and Norvell Turner.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


LITTLE ELM, Texas — Services for Mark Allen Bessire, 41, Little Elm, Texas, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Mr. Bessire died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at a Plano, Texas hospital.

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