Robertson, Jerry Ray

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Jerry Ray (Joe) Robertson, 73 of Pearisburg, VA went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, WV. Joe was born on April 14, 1948, in Pearisburg, and was a son of the late Russell Wilson Robertson and Thelma Marie Sexton Robertson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Paula Gail Ratcliffe Robertson.

Joe was a 1967 graduate of Narrows High School and received his Associates Degree from New River Community College. He was a retired employee of the Celanese Corp. in Narrows. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg. Joe loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and going to VA Tech sporting events. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

He is survived by one daughter, Kelly R. Bostic (Peter) of White Sulphur Springs, WV, one son Kyle R. Robertson (Jennifer) of Pearisburg, one grandson, Patrick E. Bostic, one granddaughter, Kara E. Bostic both of White Sulphur Springs, WV, one brother, Russell Cleve Robertson of Pearisburg, one sister-in-law, Barbara B. Tate of Salem, two nieces, Miranda Viars and Maria Tate, one nephew, Raiden Tate and special friend, Brenda Johnson of Bluefield, VA

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with the Rev Dr Brian Burch and Rev Dr Fred L. Austin officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Methodist Church in Pearisburg from 12 – 1 pm before the service.

The family has requested that memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg, VA. Online condolences can be sent to the family at