September 25, 1940 - July 15, 2019
Billy R. Robertson, 78, of Vandalia, passed away at 12:45am, Monday, July 15, 2019 at Fayette County Hospital ER in Vandalia. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Saturday. Burial will follow in Ritter Cemetery, Vandalia with military rites accorded at the graveside by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post # 95, Vandalia, IL & Brownstown VFW Post #9770. Memorials may be made to the family of Billy Robertson to help with funeral expenses. Billy Ray Robertson was born September 25, 1940 in Liberty, KY, the son of James and Beulah Mae (Holbrook) Robertson. He married Nancy Ritter in 1964, and she preceded in death in 1989. Bill later married Juanita Eller in 1990, she preceded in death in 2007. Bill was a retired supervisor for Crane Packing in Vandalia, and former correctional officer for IDOC Pontiac. He proudly served in the US Army from 1960 until discharged in 1963. Bill was a member of the Crawford-Hale American Legion Post # 95, VFW Post #3862, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post #3901. He is survived by son, Brian Robertson and wife Christy of Vandalia; step-son, Ronnie Eller and wife Dee of Sorento; step-daughters, Tammy and husband Charles Gelsinger of Vandalia and Marsha and husband Galen Frailey of rural Shobonier; brothers, Charles “Sam” Lovall of Vandalia and Robert Lovall and wife Debbie of Vandalia; sister, Betty Hicks of Princeton, MO; grandchildren, April and husband Josh Neeley, John Shelton and girlfriend Danielle Hager, Amber Gelsinger and boyfriend TJ Collins, Danelle and husband Josh Webb, Shawna and husband Aaron Coney, Zachary Eller, and Lucas Frailey; 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents; wife, Nancy in 1989; wife, Juanita in 2007; sisters, Josie Prewitt, Janis Duff, and Wilma Speed.
Billy R. Robertson, 78, of Vandalia, passed away at 12:45am, Monday, July 15, 2019 at Fayette County Hospital ER in Vandalia. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Rev.... View Obituary & Service Information
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