Orvil Lee Robertson, 82, of Leachville, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at his home. Born at Batesville, Ark., he was the son of the late William C. and Frankie Ada Hodges Robertson and had lived most of his life in the Leachville and Monette areas. A 1947 graduate of Monette High School he opened Robertson's Grocery in 1953 and later founded Robertson Brothers Furniture Company in Leachville. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Brock Robertson.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Marti Robertson of Leachville; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Connie Cason of Leachville; four grandchildren, Jonathan Clark, Mathew Clark, Brannah Barrett and Forrest Robertson; and three great-grandchildren, Cameron Clark, Kailey Clark, and Jarred Clark.
Graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Leachville Cemetery with Rev. David Price officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville. The family received visitors Thursday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home.
View the online video and guest register at www.howardfuneralservice.com.