Joe Dean Robertson

Published 10:17 am Friday, January 14, 2022

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Columbus– Joe Dean Robertson, 81, of Columbus, North Carolina, and a former longtime resident of Bostic, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Joe was born in Rutherford County on December 23, 1940, and was the son of the late James Baxter Robertson and Maeo Ezell Robertson.
Joe grew up in the Sunshine Community and was a graduate of Sunshine High School. He was a faithful member of the former Sunshine United Methodist Church, now Sunshine Church, where he served as church treasurer for 40 years. He also served in various church capacities including the cemetery committee where for many years he was involved in mowing the cemetery and church grounds.  He most enjoyed working the “Poor Man’s Suppers” at the church.  Joe was devoted to the church and loved being a part of the church family.
Joe was an avid golfer, enjoyed bluegrass music and collecting Tom Clark figurines. He served his country in the United States Army and was the Parts Department Manager for McCurry-Deck Motors where he retired with 38 years’ service.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Ann Mayes. Survivors include his wife, Mollie Jo McGuinn Robertson of the home, his grandsons, Marche Pittman and wife Jennifer of Columbus, and Ryan Langford and wife Heather of Tennessee, his former wife, Wilma Robertson of Bostic, and three great-grandchildren, Jacob Pittman, Celia Pittman, and Renly Langford.
The funeral service was held at 3 o’clock Friday, December 31, 2021, at Sunshine Church with Reverend Teresa Blanton officiating. The family received friends in the Sanctuary from 1:30 until 2:45 prior to the service. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sunshine Church, 106 Pearl H. Drive, Bostic, North Carolina 28018 or Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at

Padgett & King Mortuary
Forest City, NC

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