In Memory

Blake Robertson

Blake Robertson

July 9, 1944 - January 8, 2021

Conner Blake Robertson, 76, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2021. Conner, known as Blake was born on July 9, 1944, in Helena, Arkansas to David and Dorothy Robertson.

Blake lived a wonderful life full of family and many cherished friends. He attended Central High School in Helena, Arkansas where he was an outstanding athlete. He went on to pursue his dreams while he attended Henderson State University on an athletic scholarship for baseball and track. While there he married his high school sweetheart Alice Wheat. After Graduation, they eventually moved back to Helena. Blake was the President of Helena Marine Service for many years and was elected to serve as an officer for the National Waterways Commission. Blake coached many youth sports but his favorite was by far Baseball. He loved and cherished many relationships with families from the ballpark while coaching and later in life he continued to watch his grandsons play the game. He was an avid golfer and played as often as he could at the Helena Country Club with some of his most cherished friends. But most importantly, Blake was a servant of God. He was a deacon at the Presbyterian Church in Helena, where he also worked with the youth. After moving to Little Rock in 1983 he was part of the founding members of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Blake met no strangers and was constantly making others laugh. He led by example always. His love and devotion to all of his family never went unnoticed. Blake is preceded in death by both of his parents and his brother David Lee Robertson. Blake is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years Alice Robertson, a son Pryor Robertson and his wife Ann, his daughter Pam Shoptaw and her husband David, and 4 Grandsons that he treasured including Brenden Shoptaw, Conner Robertson, Bennett Shoptaw, and Craig Robertson all of Little Rock, Arkansas. Blake also leaves behind his two loving sisters Beth Rhodenizer (Pompano Beach, Florida) and Dot Flanagan (Stuttgart, Arkansas) along with many nieces and nephews that he adored. Due to Covid a small immediate family graveside service will be held and later a full celebration of his life will be planned. Honorary Pallbearers are Don Cleek, John Lovell, Mike Steelman, Michael Rhodenizer, David Paul Robertson, and Greg Robertson. If you feel led to send a gift in Blake's honor to one of his favorite charities, they are Trinity Presbyterian Church in Little Rock and The American Heart Association.