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Larkin Davis Robertson

February 12, 1932 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 88)

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Larkin Davis Robertson

February 12, 1932 - April 4, 2020

 

Larkin Davis Robertson of Marble Falls, Texas died April, 4 2020. He was born February 12, 1932 to Frank and Edna Robertson in Kerrville, Texas. He attended school at Hunt, graduated from Fredericksburg High School, graduated from St. Edwards University with BA degrees in Management and Finance and attended graduate studies in the MBA program.

Larking grew up on a ranch feeding livestock, working in the fields and building fences. He loved music and started playing music on local radio stations and at many hill country dance halls when he was only sixteen years old. His life was changed when the Navy Recruiter made him an offer that he couldn’t refuse because of the education and training opportunities. While operating IBM machines in the Navy, he retired from the U.S Navy as a Master Chief. He also retired under Texas Teacher Retirement System from the Texas Education Agency where he served as a Systems Analyst. He remained active playing music in several western swing dance bands. His favorite pass time was celebrating special occasions with his musician buddies.

Master Chief Robertson served over seas during the Korean Conflict and also served aboard the USS NORTON SOUND AVM1 in the pacific fleet. He served as leading chief of PAMI LANT, Norfolk, VA providing computer services for the Manpower Information System. He was the President of Branch 201, Fleet Reserve Association. He believed in the motto of Friendship, Love and Loyalty as a member of the Sons of Hermann where he served on the finance committee for many years in the Hermann Sons Lodge in Austin and also the Highland Lakes Lodge. Larkin believed that there is a Spiritual Life after death here on earth. He was a Eucharist Minister at St. Ignatius Catholic Church where he served at President of the Men’s Club. He served as President of the Austin Sera Club and also served as Grand Knight of Council 1017, Knights of Columbus. He was a fourth degree Knight.

He married Janet Loth from Fredericksburg in 1952. They lived in California, Washington, DC and other Naval Stations along the east coast. They spent many happy hours with friends and family boating, camping, fishing, and swimming in the highland lakes area and also at Port Royal on the gulf coast and at Fort DeRussy on Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Larkin is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years Janet Robertson, son in law David Dawson, and a great grandson.

He is survived by a son, James Robertson and his wife Janice, two daughters, Janice Crail and husband David, and Dorothy Dawson, nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

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