James Franklin Robertson, 89, of 400 Webber Road Spartanburg, SC, passed away on November 30, 2022. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa on January 2, 1933, he was the son of the late James Franklin Swain and Sarah Evelyn Robertson Swain was the husband of Sylvia Langley Waters Robertson.
He was raised in Canton, North Carolina by his grandparents, Robert Monroe Robertson and Margaret Pearl Sorrells Robertson. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, served in the United State Marine Corps during the Korean War and retired from Jacobs Engineering in Greenville, South Carolina where he worked as a piping engineer.
In addition to his wife, his is also survived by his daughter, Anne Robertson Reese and her husband Mark of Belmont, North Carolina; two sons, Robert Joseph Robertson and his wife Gail of Savannah, Georgia and Dr. Edward Robertson and his wife Kim of Atlanta, Georgia; two stepdaughters, Teresa Waters Taylor and her husband Mark of Fernandina Beach, Florida and Karen Waters Agerton and her husband Cass of Hendersonville, North Carolina along with nine grandchildren and one great grandchild due in March.
He was predeceased by a stepson, Rick Neal Waters, and his first wife Shirley Sharpe Robertson.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jeremy Howell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.