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Joe Lon Robertson

Joe Lon Robertson, age 86, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022, at his home in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on September 5, 1936, to Leonard Robertson and Gladys Burnett Robertson in Plainview, Texas.

Joe was incredibly funny, sharp witted, sarcastic, and just a damn good man. He played trumpet in high school and later attained Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from Texas Tech University. Joe really enjoyed working in forestry in Ohio. He loved football no matter who was playing, he would watch any game on television. Joe loved to shoot and was an incredibly skilled marksman, a truly A+ sharpshooter. He ran the Jr. Food Mart in Mena for fifteen years and everyone knew Joe by his pipe. He loved his family, his family loved him, and he will be missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Joe is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy Helen Robertson of Mena; two daughters and son-in-law, Charlie Robertson Sessler and Anderson Sessler of Conway, and Charity Robertson Burkett and Chuck Burkett of Cove; one brother, Lee Robertson of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Taylor Betz and Alex Betz of Conway, Joe-Max Lewis, Scout Lewis and Indy Lewis of Cove; great-grandson, Wyatt Xavier Lewis of Cove and one more great-grandchild on the way; his very special TEXAS family, Bubba Phil Wallace and wife Leta, Mandy, Susie Johnston and Tasha, T.J. Tonya, and Ruthie and Chris Cox, John Thomas, Erin, Hannah, he loved and adored them all, he was always known as PAPA JOE, he also had two previous children Jody and Sonya and he loved them too.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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