Jack Stuart Robertson
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Jack Stuart Robertson
  • November 19, 1930 - February 13, 2017
  • Welsh, Louisiana

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Jack Robertson, 86, died Monday, February 13, 2017 in his Welsh, LA home, surrounded by his family.

Jack is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan Hebert Robertson; 5 children, Stuart Robertson, Shawn Robertson, Marla Houck, John Robertson, and Caroline Robertson; 11 grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Jennie Rose Hebert. He is preceded in death by his mother, Valmae Saucier Robertson; sister, Dr. Jaclyn "Jackie" Huber; and father-in-law, Robert "Bobby" Hebert.

Jack was born in McComb, MS and grew up in Lafayette, LA. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Lafayette in 1947 and then from University of Southwest Louisiana in Mechanical Engineering in 1961. He joined the Marine Corps in February of 1953 and was stationed in Pensacola, FL. He completed flight training in 1954, and during his career commanded VMJ-4 and HMM-767 reserve squadrons in New Orleans. He was honorably discharged as a Major from the Marines in 1973. He was the owner and a pilot for Ag Aviation flying service in Welsh, LA for over 50 years.

Jack dearly loved his family; he was a loyal and generous friend and an even better husband and father. He enjoyed flying, cooking, fishing, and spending days at the beach. He was always his happiest at his camp in Grand Isle with his family and friends. If you were an animal or child you were certain to have a special place in his heart.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5 PM to 9 PM at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh, with a prayer service at 6:30PM, and will resume, Friday February 17, 2017 at 8:00AM until the time of service. A Mass of Christian burial will be Friday morning at 10AM at Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Welsh, LA. Burial will be held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Mausoleum. Words of comport may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.