HUGOTON — Jerry Lynn Robson, 73, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Hugoton.
He was born July 21, 1941, in Artesia, N.M., to Othal James and Flora Ella “Flossie” Robson. He graduated from Satanta High School in 1965.
On Jan. 2, 1965, he married Violet Marie Myers in Garden City.
While going to college, Mr. Robson worked at Phillips Funeral Home in Garden City. He later worked at Garnand Funeral Home. After moving to Liberal in August 1966, he worked at Miller Mortuary. In 1968, the family moved to Sublette, where he and his wife opened Haskell County Funeral Home and also opened Robson Furniture Store. He also drove a school bus for many years. In 1976, they bought a funeral home in Ottawa, the Robson Towner Funeral Home. In 1979, they repurchased Haskell County Funeral Home and returned to Sublette. They later opened Montezuma Funeral Home, Grant County Funeral Home and purchased Paul’s Funeral Home in Hugoton.
Survivors include his wife, Violet Robson of Hugoton; a daughter, Cindy Axtell of Boise City, Okla.; a son, David Robson of Hugoton; a brother, Raymond Robson of Elk City, Okla.; his stepfather, Fred Gill of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two stepbrothers, Chuck and Scott Gill, both of Garden City; two stepsisters, Charlotte Williams and Mary Peters, both of Wichita; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter; his father, Othal Robson; his mother, Flora Ella “Flossie” Robson Gill; a sister, Ella Mae Yeadon; and a brother, Billie James Robson.
Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sublette Christian Church. Burial will follow at Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette.
Memorials are suggested to the McKaylee Prieto Medical Fund, in care of Cimarron Mortuary, Box 277, Boise City, OK 73933, or Paul’s Funeral Home, Box 236, Hugoton, KS 67951.