Johnny Lee Robertson
September 17, 1945  -  September 20, 2017

Johnny Lee Robertson

Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX  78363
Friday, September 22, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX  78363
Friday, September 22, 2017
7:00 p.m.
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Celebration of Life
Knights of Columbus Hall
320 East General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX  78363
Saturday, September 23, 2017
2:00 p.m.
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Johnny Lee Robertson, 72, of Ricardo, Texas, passed away in his sleep Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his home.
Johnny was born September 17, 1945 in Kingsville, Texas to Johnnie and Mary (Yaklin) Robertson. He graduated from Rivera High School in 1963. He married Sharon Ann Cumberland in Vattman, Texas, December 16, 1966. Johnny was employed as a rural route mail carrier for more than 30 years, serving the rural Riviera and Bishop areas. Johnny often spoke of how much he truly loved his work and he felt that his rural customers were his family. He was an avid gardener and he spent most of his weekends in his yard and garden as well as spending time on the family land on the Blanco River.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon; his children, John A. Robertson, Stephanie A. Knowles (Paul), Faye L. Privette (Todd), Hardy Robertson (Robin) and Sara R. Robertson; his eight grandchildren, Nathan, Samantha, Nicholas, Gillian, Logan, John Hardy, Jack and Nash; his mother, Mary Christine (Yaklin) Robertson; his siblings, Tom Robertson, Verna Pinkerd (David), Bruce Robertson, Connie Boring, Michael “Red” Robertson, Rita Fry (Rick) and Tim Robertson (Diane); as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Johnnie “Pud” Robertson, and his siblings Geraldine, William “Willie” and Gaylord.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 320 E. General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in his name. Johnny Lee was truly appreciative of Driscoll Children’s Hospital and the Boy Scouts of America. Those wishing to sign Johnny’s guestbook may do so at
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.


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  1. Sherman Benys
    Kingsville, TX

    May He Rest in Peace with our Lord

  2. Denise Tait
    Missouri City, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss. We'll be praying for you.
    Love, Denise Malin Tait

  3. Debbie Branstetter
    Kingsville, TX

    My family sends all the Robertson family love and prayers!

  4. Dick Messbarger
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Johnny was a good, honest man who loved family, baseball and community - who did shrink from saying and doing what he felt was best. We spent many a Monday going over the weekend's baseball games in Riviera, Kingsville and Bishop, with Johnny's narrative on each game most entertaining. He will be missed.

  5. Debi Johnson
    Burleson, TX

    The world lost a Great Man. But God received an Angel that has all ready earned his wings. He Will be missed...

  6. Jack Caughman
    Bishop, TX

    Johnny was a awsome person. He left bubble gum for my kids everyday he worked for 14 years. When I saw him he always took time to ask how everyone was. He was always professional and curtious. He has and will be missed. Prayers for the family, he is at gods side now. Peace be with him and his family.

  7. Barbara Kunze
    Bishop, TX

    My deepest condolences to the family. May Johnny Lee rest in peace with Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank you for the many years of bringing a smile to our faces when you brought our mail.The Lord just gained another Angel and we all loved you.

  8. LaDonna Zoch Bishop
    Kingsville, TX

    I still remember when you would come buy and deliver our mail oit in the country in Bishop. My Dad reminded me that when you came by you always had a smile and gave us candy. RIP "Mr Mailman"

  9. Jacob Caughman
    Bishop, TX

    He was a wonderful man. I remember when I was a little kid, whenever I went out to the mailbox there was always candy. He will be remembered, and my prayers are with his family.

  10. Donald Donaho
    Raymondville, TX

    Johnny Lee and I both ran track at Riviera High School. Coach Bloomer set up the Johnny Lee Robertson track trophy because of his presistance and tenacity. I was happy to put my name on trophy the following year.

  11. Ellen Martin Risken
    Riviera, TX

    Johnny Lee was such a joyous man - his smiling lighting up not only his face - but all who enjoyed his company as well. Honest, hardworking, man of God - a gift to family and friends - it was our good fortune to have you in our lives. God's love and mine - ellen

  12. Henry and Josephine Smith
    Kingsville, TX

    We are very sorry for your loss. Johnny was a great guy with a wonderful family.

  13. Dorris O. Lutenbacher
    Corpus Christi, TX

    My prayers are with you all in this time of grief. Johnnie was a good man.

  14. Dorris O. Lutenbacher
    Corpus Christi, TX

    My prayers are with you all in this time of grief. Johnnie was a good man.

  15. Pat and Betty Schroeder

    Such a sweet angel in heaven.

  16. Jeff and Annette Koch
    inez, TX

    John and family, our thoughts and prayers Are with you.

  17. Karen Genz
    Weatherford, TX

    Prayers to the family during this tuff time. What an amazing man, husband father & grandfather. So sad for your loss. Todd Privette family Karen Genz

  18. Marsha Jo and James Prukop
    Bishop, TX

    We are so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. He was such a great and generous man. We met him as our Mail carrier but he soon became our friend. Through everything, he was always a ray of sunshine to see each day. I will always remember the candy he left for my kids in the box and the beautiful tomatoes he left for us. He will be greatly missed . May God wrap his arms around his family during this time and give them strength and comfort. Johnny was a blessing to all those who knew him. God Bless you all!

  19. Lisa McLain
    Henderson, NV

    RIP Johnny, a very sweet soul...

  20. Karen Buster Hollis
    Austin, TX

    Rest In Peace Johnny! For the family: my prayers are with you all. It is hard to lose someone you love but yet thankful they went in peace. He is with God now. God will love and hold him. No more pain and no more darkness!!!! What a beautiful place he now lives!!!!!

    Prayers and Love

    Karen Buster Hollis

  21. Wanza Treybig
    Bishop, TX

    My sincere condolences to the family. He was my mother's mail carrier for years and then mine. My grandkids always wanted to know when Mr. Johnny was going to be there with his bubble gum. He would akways take time to stop and talk with them when they were visiting. We all have missed him. Such a wonderful man. May you RIP Mr. Johnny.

    God Bless
    Wanza Treybig

  22. Becky Whitaker
    Houston, TX

    May God comfort you during your grief! I am praying for comfort !!

  23. Jayme Franklin
    bishop, TX

    Johnny, will always hold a special place in my families heart. When Haden and Hutch were small they would be so excited to Johnny drive up with our mail and a special treat for them! He would always have the a piece of super bubble or a sucker to share! There was not a year that went by the Johnny did not fail to leave me a birthday card in my mail box. This guy had a tremendous spirit and will be greatly missed. I feel very fortunate to have know him!

  24. Angela Bull
    Kingsville, TX

    Mr. Robertson will be dearly missed! He was our mail carrier in Bishop and always had a smile on his face. He had a great attitude and saw the bright side of things. Along with our mail, he delivered sunshine:)

  25. Tina Pritchett Hoover
    Fredericksburg, TX

    Condolences to Sharon and dear family. Prayers for comfort during this time.

  26. George and Kelly F Ince

    Johnny was a gift to us on this earth. He greeted everyone like he was a cocker spaniel bounding into our personal space, smearing wholesome Christ's love all over us, making each one of us feel like we were the most important person on earth. How I wish I could do that!! He died on Rosh Hashana, the day all trespasses are forgiven. The world is made new, the Jewish New Year. How appropriate for him to enter Heaven on a high Holy day. I love it. Johnny brought so much love to us all. He shared his love of his family and he shared his faith in God, and his belief that no matter what God never left our sides. Johnny knew that you were never dressed until you had your smile on and he was always wearing that smile!!! We aspire to be half as good as Johnny thought we were. Thank you dear friend for the love, for the laughs, for the prayers, for the fellowship, for the shared tears, the shared joys and the memories we will cherish until we meet you in that heavenly plain. To the family we extend our most sincere condolences at such a tragic loss. Our prayers and our love are with you.

  27. Yolanda Moya Crutcher
    Pasadena, TX

    My deepest condolences to the Robertson family. Rest peacefully, Tim. 🙏

  28. Cindy Dietz
    Mcallen, TX

    our hearts & prayers are with you all, Cindy

  29. Edwin and Donna Cann
    Bishop, TX

    Johnny was our mail carrier in Bishop. Our daughters went to school with his children. Johnny was a fine man who was dedicated to his work and his family. Our condolences to his family.

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