C.T. ‘Scrip’ Robertson

Published 9:45 am Friday, February 19, 2016

Mr. C.T. “Scrip” Robertson, 95, of Fork Bixby Road, Advance, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was born June 6, 1920, in Forsyth County to the late Joseph Henry and Mary Terrell Robertson. Mr. Robertson was a charter member of Bixby Presbyterian Church and Advance Masonic Lodge 710 AF&AM. He was a founding member of the Advance Volunteer Fire Department. During World War II, he worked in the shipyards in Wilmington building Liberty Ships. He was the foreman of a 100-man crew of riveters. He was owner/operator of Davie Oil Co. His work as an oil jobber brought him into contact with the state of Alaska. Because of his appreciation of Alaska’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife, he operated Fairweather Fishing Lodge in Gustavus, Alaska, with partners. Over the years, he shared this experience with his son, nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by: his wife, Carlyle Grey Smith Robertson; and 3 siblings, Peter Armstrong, Bill Robertson and Foy Maddox.

Survivors: a son, William Charles Robertson (Kimberly) of Advance; 2 grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Lee Robertson (Joyce) of Clemmons; a sister, Vannie Joyce Malone of Denver, Colo.; several nieces and nephews; and special, long time caregiver, Maudie Harris.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27 at Bixby Presbyterian Church in Advance with the Rev. Peter Peterson officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.

Memorials: Advance VFD, PO Box 2430, Advance; or Fork VFD, 3181 US 64 E, Advance.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.