Bob Lee Robertson

Published 11:15 am Monday, June 12, 2017

Bob Lee Robertson, 86, of Clemmons, died on June 6, 2017.

Born and raised in Davie County, hewas the youngest son of Joseph Henry and Mary Terrell Robertson. He graduated from High Point College in 1950 with a degree in business, where he played football and baseball and was active in campus life and served as a class officer.  He later served as a member of the board of visitors of the college. He was an astute businessman with a gift for sales. In the early 1950s he became a sales representative for Premier Autoware, Cleveland, Ohio, from which he received numerous awards and national recognition for his sales. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and founded Performance Specialties, Inc. He served as the company’s president for more than 35 years, overseeing growth to a multi-state presence in the eastern United States. His customers became life-long friends and his business relationships were often multi-generational. He was mentor to many of the Performance Specialties’ sales representatives and company employees. He appreciated the loyalty and devotion of all who came to be associated with Performance Specialties. He had an unmatched work ethic and was self-reliant. He took adversity in stride with amazing grit. He was most proud of his wife, Joyce, and their marriage of more than 68 years. He was a wonderful father to his three children. The family were members of Clemmons Presbyterian Church for many years, where he served as an elder. Later, he and his wife joined Clemmons United Methodist Church and they were members of the Upper Room Sunday School class. He was a member of the Advance Chapter of the Masonic Lodge for more than 60 years. He was an active member of the Clemmons Rotary Club for several years.

Survivors: his wife, Joyce Mills Robertson; children, Richard Lee Robertson (wife Debbie K. ), Charles Ronald Robertson, and Pamela Ann Robertson (husband Leslie F. McCaskill); grandchildren, Richard Lee Robertson Jr., Meredith Robertson Monday (husband William), Mary Elizabeth Robertson, Joseph Harmon “Jack” Robertson and Steven Ellis “Steve” Robertson, great-grandchild, Mary Alma Monday; sister, Joyce Vonnie Malone of Denver, Colo; and several nieces and nephews.   

He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Joseph Henry “Bill” Robertson, Charles Travis “Scrip” Robertson, and Pete Robertson Armstrong, and sister, Foy Robertson Maddox.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 10 at 4 p.m. at Clemmons United Methodist Church. Following the service, the family received friends in the fellowship hall.