Carlton Jones Robertson
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Carlton Jones Robertson
  • January 11, 1923 - September 12, 2011
  • Jackson, Mississippi

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Carlton Jones Robertson, 88, passed away September 12, 2011 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Services will be held at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in downtown Jackson Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 2:00 pm with visitation from 12:30 - 2:00 pm.

Jones was preceded in death by his parents William Norman Robertson and Leonora Herring Robertson, brothers Norman, Eddie, Dan and Brooks and sister, Blanche Robertson Minks. He is survived by his wife Shirley, sons John and Dan, and four grandchildren, Carley, Mary Parker, Ivy and Will, and brothers Harold and Herbert.

Jones was a native of Jackson Mississippi. He graduated from Central High School and interrupted his college studies to enlist in the army during WWII where he participated in the glider pilot training program. After the war, Jones received his degree from Kansas State University, and eventually returned to Jackson where he met his beautiful wife of 52 years, Shirley. He worked in the L.P. Gas industry for most of his professional career. Jones was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, an avid coin and periodical collector, and enjoyed traveling and working in his yard. He was a long time member of Briarwood United Methodist Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org.