Melvin James Robertson, 75, of Salem, Ark., son of the late James Knox Robertson and Alma Hoops Robertson, was born Jan. 20, 1934, in Wilmer, Texas. He died Feb. 22, 2009,in Little Rock, Ark.
He was united in marriage to Julie Steed on May 15, 1955, in Old Mexico.
During his working years, he was employed as a commercial truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Julie Robertson of the home; two sons, Michael James Robertson of Mountain Home and Scott K. Robertson of Horseshoe Bend; two sisters,Mitzie Daniels of Billings, Mont., and Berniece Coates of Dallas, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother; and one sister.
No memorial service is planned at this time
Arrangements are under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock.